Accessibility Policy

The Web is becoming an increasingly important resource for various aspects of everyday life: social life, finances, education, government, etc. Users who surf the Net can also encounter difficulties in certain situations, which can include technological limitations, physical or visual impairments, obsolete equipment or simply a lack of familiarity with the Web environment.

L'Association Québécoise Inter-universitaire des Conseillers pour les Étudiants en Situation de Handicap (AQICESH) is sensitive to the needs of the various visitors to its Web site, and particularly the needs of Net surfers with disabilities. With this in mind, the AQICESH has done everything in it's power to ensure that everyone can surf with ease, and use its Web site to the fullest. However, the AQICESH cannot guarantee the accessibility of documents from outside sources.

WAI Accessibility Rules

The AQICESH Web site respects the AAA level accessibility rules (WCAG 2.0) of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

This means that the pages on this Web site meet the following criteria:

  • Net surfers are warned when a link opens in a different window.
  • Net surfers are warned when a link displays a sub-menu, and they are given the option of selecting a displayed sub-menu directly with a link at the top of each page.
  • Net surfers are given the option of skipping navigation to access content directly with a link at the top of each page.
  • Data are always presented in the following order: tools, heading (logo), navigation, headlines, content, footer. This excludes images viewed in the image directory and flag pages.
  • Net surfers are given three different style sheets for viewing the Web site: default, inverted colors and high contrast or black and white.

List of general keyboard shortcuts

  • S: Go directly to content (skip navigation)
  • M: Go directly to open menu (sub-menu)
  • 1: Go to home page
  • 3: Site map
  • 0: Accessibility policy

Please note that keyboard shortcuts are not standardized by the Information Technology industry. They may vary depending on your exploitation system or Web browser.

With Microsoft operating systems: Alternative key (ALT) followed by the letter or the number, plus the «ENTER» key.

With Apple operating systems: Control key (CTRL) followed by the letter or the number.

Text size

Text size can be changed to make it easier to read what is displayed on the screen. This function is available on the Web site's toolbar. The text size you choose will be recorded by a cookie saved by your browser. This cookie will make it possible for your browser to reselect your preferred text size during future visits to the Web site.

HTML5 and CSS3 standards

This site was built using HTML5 language and its style sheets comply with the CSS3 standard.

You can check the AQICESH Web site's conformance anytime using the free validation tool provided by W3C