At McGill, we strive to follow the latest standards. Inspired by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and published in July 2018, the new version of the Web accessibility standards of the Gouvernement du Québec now includes all public bodies covered by the Loi sur la gouvernance et la gestion des ressources informationnelles des organismes publics et des entreprises du gouvernement.
This updated accessibility standards document provides important guidelines for WMS site sponsors, managers and editors, VHOST owners and editors, and anyone who manages or creates content for a McGill website or service.
What does this mean?
All content you create should meet the AA level of the WCAG 2.0, with the exception of:
- Three Flashes AAA
- Abbreviations AAA
- Level A subtitles or AAA sign language
Furthermore, all web pages should link to a page that includes:
- A link to the Web accessibility standards of the Gouvernement du Québec
- Names and versions of the technologies used to test the website
- Description of every icons on the website
If your website is hosted on the WMS, McGill’s official Accessibility notice as already been added to your website.
McGill resources for creating accessible websites
Vision, learning or attention deficit: whatever disabilities your users may have, websites should be accessible for all. Accessibility covers comprehension, navigation and interaction of all content, including downloadable files and multimedia. Many resources are available online to help you build better content and make your website accessible:
- Articles and information
- Training opportunities
Questions? Need help?
Don’t hesitate to contact us at webcomms [at] mcgill.ca if you need help or have any question regarding accessibility.