Accessibility Statement

This is the accessibility statement for the Independent Living Canada website.

To make information accessible, this website aims to conform with level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Keyboard navigation

This site offers the possibility to navigate using your keyboard keys. To reach a link on a page, use the [TAB] key to move from one link to another. Use a combination of the [MAJ] + [TAB] keys to move back to your previous link.

To navigate in the menu, use the [TAB] key to reach the first menu item, which will then be highlighted. You’ll be able to use the left and right arrow keys to navigate within the menu. To exit the menu, press the [TAB] key again.

Accessibility options

In order to make this site more accessible, we have employed the Web Experience Toolkit (WET), developed by the government of Canada.

Our site meets the following standards and specifications:

  • it’s XHTML 1.0 Strict conformant, which improves compatibility with adaptive technologies, portable devices, browsers, and search engines
  • successfully tested on a wide range of adaptive technologies
  • simplified navigation with a screen reader
  • employs table-less layout and design to simplify structural complexity of Web pages
  • employs images and links descriptions
  • employs skip navigation links at the beginning of the page for quickly moving to the content. This link becomes visible when selected by a visitor using the keyboard to navigate

Adjusting text size

To increase the text size on your Web pages, you can change the settings in your Web browser.

Here are the instructions for your browser.

Internet Explorer

  1. Select “View” in the menu bar.
  2. Select “Text Size”.
  3. Select “Larger” or “Largest”.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select “View” in the menu bar.
  2. Select “Text Size”.
  3. Select “Increase”.
  4. To increase the text size further, continue selecting “Increase”.

Opera

  1. Select “View” in the menu bar.
  2. Select “Zoom”.
  3. From the menu, select the size with which you would like to view the Web site.
  4. If needed, repeat the steps above.

Safari

  1. Select “View” in the menu bar.
  2. Select “Zoom In”.
  3. If needed, repeat the steps above.

Chrome

  1. Select the wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
  2. Find the “Zoom” section and select one of the following options :
    •  Click on “+” to make the page elements bigger. You can also use a shortcut with your keyboard by pressig “Ctrland +” (Windows, Linux et Google Chrome OS) or “⌘ and +” (Mac).
    • Click on “-” to reduce the page elements. You can also use a shortcut with your keyboard by pressig “Ctrland -” (Windows, Linux et Google Chrome OS) or “⌘ and -” (Mac).

Links

Many links (including navigation links) have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.

Wherever possible, links are written to make sense out of context. Many browsers (such as JAWS, Home Page Reader, Lynx, and Opera) can extract the list of links on a page and allow the user to browse the list, separately from the page.

There are no javascript: pseudo-links. All links can be followed in any browser, even if scripting is turned off.

All links to external sources will open in a new window.

Images

All content images used in this site include ALT attributes.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.

This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified text size option in visual browsers.

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

contact us

If you have comments or questions about this accessibility statement, please feel free to contact us.

Rightfully, IL Canada insisted that the developer of this new website produce a flagship for accessible websites: one which others can model. Thanks to the vision and joint efforts of the developer Logixio (logixio.com), the design studio 12h30 (12h30.ca) and MEB Strategies (marieevebertrand.ca), IL Canada’s vision was made possible. Special thanks also to the IL Canada team and the board members who took the time to test the site and contribute to this ambitious project.