Web accessibility provides an optimal experience regardless of the software you use, the computer you have, the language you speak, whether you are wired or wireless, and regardless of your sensory or interaction modes (World Wide Web Consortium).
Web accessibility allows:
- persons with injuries to navigate without a mouse
- colour blind persons to distinguish colours
- persons with poor French language skills to better understand
- seniors to easily use the website
Feel free to contact us if you need help browsing our website or filling out a form, or if you're unable to access some content with computer adaptation technologies.
Description of icons
Our website uses icons to simplify information retrieval and comprehension. Here is what the icons mean :
- Adjust contrast
- Normal contrast
- High contrast
- Inverted contrast
- PDF document
- Secure email form
- Information adapted for users of telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD)
- Content that opens in a new window
- Calculation tool
- Online service
- Standard size text (default)
- Medium size text
- Large size text
- Launch a search on the website
Checking for accessibility
We use the following tools to check site compliance with the Québec government's standards sur l’accessibilité du Web:
- NonVisual Desktop Acces (NVDA), version 2010.1
- Firefox, version 11
Our website is generally accessible with computer adaptation technologies, but certain content may be problematic: online services, forms, downloadable documents, complex tables, multimedia components, etc. We are working to solve these problems.
Our website is generally compatible with all recent browsers (Chrome, Firefox, etc.), regardless of the platform used (Mac, Linux, Windows, etc.).
For optimum browsing, the following options must be activated:
- Pop-up windows;
- PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Reader);
- SSL protocole.