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Site Accessibility

In recent years, great efforts have been made by the ministère du Conseil exécutif to make the Ordre national du Québec's website user-friendly for all, regardless of the equipment or software websurfers employ.

The Ministère has taken into account the needs of persons with motor, visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities or impairments and of seniors with diminished autonomy. Websurfers with outdated or less advanced equipment can also access the site.

The ministère du Conseil exécutif is committed to ensuring accessibility to the content of this website. Efforts are being made to ensure that the site and all its content, present and
future, complies with The following link opens in another window. government standards on accessibility.

Content Compliance

This website meets the requirements specified in the document governing Québec public service website accessibility standards: The following link opens in another window. Standard sur l'accessibilité d'un site Web (Standard du gouvernement du Québec sur les ressources informationnelles (SGQRI) 008-01).

For example:

  • Simple keyboard interface can be used to surf the site;
  • Font size can be increased;
  • Background contrast is sufficient for visually impaired users (colour blindness or other) to read webpage text;
  • Persons without sight who use technical aids (Braille) and speech synthesis software can also access the informational content of the site's pages;
  • Descriptions are added to information-containing images;
  • Videos are transcripted;
  • Web page content is presented using style sheets that comply with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Cascading Style Sheets, level 2 (CSS2) standards;
  • Even when JavaScript is deactivated, links can be accessed;
  • The site uses XHTML 1.0 Transitional markup language.

Non-Compliant Content

As at May 11, 2012, some downloadable PDF (Potable Document Format) documents may not comply with the The following link opens in another window. Standard sur l'accessibilité d'un document téléchargeable (SGQRI 008-01) and cannot be accessed. However, efforts have been made to ensure that future documents are accessible and comply with the standard or to offer alternative versions that are accessible.

Accessible versions of documents are available on request. Just contact us.

Validation of Non-Compliance of the Site

Validation of the site’s compliance with government standards on accessibility was carried out through HTML code validation techniques and functional validations using screen readers.

The following tools were used for the validations:

  • W3C Validator (http://validator.w3.org/)UT
  • Firefox 3.6.16 to 11 (PC and Mac) as well as the following plug-ins:
    • Firebug 1.9.2
    • Firefox Accessibility Extension 1.5.62
    • Complex table markup 1.8.1
    • Web Developer 1.1.9
  • Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 and 9 (PC)
    • Web accessibility toolbar 1.2
  • Safari 5.1.3 (Mac only)
  • Color Contrast Analyzer 2.0
  • Jaws 13
  • NVDA 2011.1


Here is the meaning of the various icons used on the site:

  • : The following link opens in another window.
  • : The following content may contain barriers to its accessibility.
  • : You can enlarge or shrink text using this icon.
Last update: August 27, 2012
Online as of: September 27, 2011