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Accessibility

Profweb has taken considerable time and effort to ensure a good user experience for people with disabilities and for those who have difficulty accessing information on the web.

We have followed the Quebec standard on the accessibility of a web site (SGQRI 008-01) to ensure that most of the web site content conforms as much as possible with the accessibility rules proposed by the Quebec government to enable every website to be accessible so as to facilitate use by everyone, with or without a disability.

To improve accessibility, Profweb has applied certain recognized standards:

Validation of site conformance

The site is compatible with a variety of screen sizes and resolutions (large screens, medium-sized screens, tablets, and multifunctional mobile phones) as well as with the current major browsers (updated June 2014):

  • IE 8 and +
  • Firefox
  • Safari (both latest versions)
  • Chrome (latest version)
  • Opera (latest version)

The site has been tested and optimized for the following screen readers:

  • Jaws 14
  • NVDA 2013.3
  • VoiceOver for Os X

Browsers

All pages offer direct access to the search engine, the site map, and the accessibility page.

It is possible to browse pages in the sequential content order using the keyboard. Content is organized in a hierarchical structure of titles and subtitles, and style sheets are used for all the site pages.

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Users can change the font size.

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An alternative sheet is available to ensure better accessibility, taking fonts, colours and positioning of an object on the adapted web page into consideration.

Layout

Profweb has taken special care to ensure that the layout of points on the page and their markups meet accessibility standards:

  • Tables are accessible.
  • A text equivalent is provided for important images.
  • The level of colour contrast complies with the standard. In addition, an alternative style sheet can compensate for a lack of colour contrast.
  • The main language is indicated on each page. Language changes in the text are tagged.

External content

Some content (e.g., videos, images, audio clips, etc.) cannot meet the requirements of the government standard. In such cases, a visual indicates that the content may not be accessible.

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A hyperlink after this icon leads to web content that opens in a new window. The content accessed may contain barriers to accessibility that usually come from a third party which does not guarantee the accessibility of its web site.

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This icon indicates that the web content may be difficult to access, for reasons that include third party origins not subject to the Quebec public administration standard on web site accessibility.

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