42nd Legislature | 1st Session

Accessibility

The mobile website of the National Assembly of Québec adheres to web accessibility guidelines developed to ensure ease of access to website content and functions. The three government standards for web accessibility are provided below.

 

 

Compliance

 

Since January 1, 2014, the National Assembly mobile website has met the requirements of the Standard for website accessibility (SGQRI 008-01) (French only).

 

The mobile website integrates the best practices of XHTML 1.0 markup language and Cascading Style Sheets, Level 2 (CSS2) recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), making it possible for disabled persons to access mobile website content using voice browsers, screen readers and braille displays.

 

Non-compliant content

 

The script elements of the mobile website do not comply with the three government standards. To use the mobile website, JavaScript must be activated.

 

In the coming months, work will begin in order to improve the mobile website’s compliance with the Standard for the accessibility of downloadable documents (SGQRI 008-02) (French only) and the Standard for the accessibility of website multimedia content (SGQR1-008-03) (French only).

 

The National Assembly of Québec cannot guarantee accessibility to the content of documents provided by third parties not subject to those standards.

 

Validation tools

 

The mobile website was tested using the following technologies:

 

Mobile browsers

  • Mobile Safari 6 and 7
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Chrome 31

 

Browsers

  • Firefox 10, 18 and 25
  • Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 and 10
  • Chrome 31
  • Safari 5.1.7

 

Additional tools

  • JAWS, version 14.0
  • NVDA, version 2013.2
  • Web Developer for Firefox, version 1.2.5
  • Firebug for Firefox, version 1.2.4
  • OpQuast Desktop for Firefox, version 0.9.0
  • WAVE Toolbar for Firefox, version 1.1.6
  • WCAG Contrast Checker for Firefox, version 1.4.3
  • Accessibility Inspector for Firebug, version 0.9.16

 

Icons

 

The following icons are used on the website:

Reload a page Reload a page
Search Search
Display a page Display a page
Link opens in a new window Link opens in a new window
Open a menu or section Open a menu or section
Close a menu or section Close a menu or section

 

Your contribution

 

You can help improve the accessibility and user-friendliness of this mobile website by providing your comments to the National Assembly regarding

 

  • difficulty using the website
  • elements that are not working
  • recommendations.

 

We take into account all comments we receive.