This is the accessibility statement for the Canadian Association of Independent Living Resource Centre's (CAILC) website.
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key + Enter key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key + Enter key.
This site supports the following access keys:
- Access key 1 Home page
- Access key 3 Site Map
- Access key 4 Change language
- Access key 5 Search Field
- Access key 0 Accessibility statement
All pages on this site are Bobby AAA approved, complying with all the Bobby guidelines. Please bear in mind that some accessibility features are subjective in nature; in such cases, we have reviewed the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.
All pages on this site are WCAG AAA approved, complying with all priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. As with the Bobby guidelines, many of the WCAG guidelines are vague and/or subjective and cannot be tested automatically. We have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.
All pages on this site are Section 508 approved, complying with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines. Again, there is some room for subjective evaluation here; we have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.
- All pages on this site include a consistent set of global navigation links.
- All pages have rel=previous, next, up, and home links to aid navigation in text-only browsers. Netscape 6 and Mozilla users can also take advantage of this feature by selecting the View menu, Show/Hide, Site Navigation Bar, Show Only As Needed (or Show Always).
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.
Link text is never duplicated; two links with the same link text always point to the same address.
All links to external sources will open in a new window.
All content images used in this site include ALT attributes.
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. A convenient on-board text size modification tool has been incorporated into the design of the website. This tool uses css to modifiy the text size for the entire site.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
Rightfully, CAILC insisted that the developer of this new website produce a flagship for accessible websites: one that others can model their online accessibility after. The vision and efforts of New Media Developer, Tom Pugliese of pugliesemedia ( www.pugliesemedia.com ) in a collaborative effort with Sencia Canada ( www.sencia.ca ) has brought CAILCs vision to fruition.