The site was built to adhere as much as possible to Web accessibility standards, specifically WCAG 2.0 (level AA), and Québec’s Web accessibility standard (SGQRI-008),which is strongly inspired from WCAG 2.0. The procedures used are quite technical, but they tend to improve the experience for all users.
For example, several interface aspects, such as the breadcrumb trail and Web page plan, are there to facilitate navigation, and alternative text on images provides additional information. The site is accessible via keyboard for users who are unable to use a mouse. The site was also designed to be simple and enjoyable to read for people with a visual impairment who use a screen reader.
The site was designed so that all content and functionalities are accessible on all platforms. Regardless of the type of device used?telephone, tablet or computer?the site adapts to the device and delivers its content in the appropriate format.
For example, on a mobile device, a menu made specifically for mobile devices appears at the top of the site. This menu is designed to take up very little space and be easier to use than a traditional menu. The rest of the site generally adheres to the same philosophy.