Since 2009, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal has been committed to being as accessible and inclusive as possible in order to meet the varied needs of its users to the best of its abilities. To achieve this goal, it has taken every measure to reach the highest possible level of conformance and to rapidly comply with the three website accessibility standards adopted by Québec’s Conseil du trésor.

The standards that have been implemented are the following: SGQRI 008-01, applicable to websites, SGQRI 008-02, for downloadable documents, and SGQRI 008-03, pertaining to multimedia documents (video).

For more information on these standards, visit the Secretariat of the Conseil du trésor (SCT) web page on Web accessibility standards (available in French only).

Tools used to verify compliance

Various tools have been used to verify the compliance of this website, including:

  • W3C HTML validator
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Firefox, version 3.5
  • Internet Explorer, version 6
  • Safari, version 5.1
  • Accessibility Toolbar, version 1.2 for Internet Explorer
  • Color Contrast Analyzer, version 1.2
  • NVDA, version 2010.2

Function of the non-compliance icon

When you see the Avertissement accessibilité. icon, this means that the content available when you click on the hyperlink is not managed by our webmaster and may not comply with the SGQRI 008-01 accessibility standards.

This situation unfortunately is beyond our control. However, it does not make the Musée website non-compliant, as is explained in section 7, subsection a) of SGQRI 008-01 (given here in translation):

7. Notwithstanding the requirements applicable under either section 4 or section 5, content on a website that does not meet all requirements that apply to it and that originates in a source version that comes from a third party which is not subject to the standard or which is interactive and game-related, interactive and non-informative, or dynamic Web map-related conforms to the standard if it includes:

a) a hyperlink preceding such content and containing an icon with a disclaimer notice indicating the possibility that the content may not conform to these requirements; this hyperlink leads to the Web Accessibility page specified in section 12.

Adjusting text size

You can use your Web browser settings to adjust the size of text on the Musée website. The steps may vary depending on the browser you use to navigate on the Web. The following tables indicate the steps you must follow, according to the browser you use.

The following one-line table shows keyboard shortcuts, based on your operating system. It consists of two sets of three identical columns, for a total of six columns. The columns present the different operating systems, and the line below, the shortcut key to use.

 

Keyboard shortcuts, based on your operating system
INCREASE TEXT SIZE DECREASE TEXT SIZE
Microsoft Windows Mac OS X GNU/Linux Microsoft Windows Mac OS X GNU/Linux
<CTRL> + + <CMD> + + <CTRL> + + <CTRL> + - <CMD> + - <CTRL> + -

 

The next table tells you how to increase text size using your Web browser’s settings. It is laid out in two columns: one for each of the five browsers listed and one for the corresponding instructions.

 

Increase text size using your Web browser’s settings
Browser Instructions
Firefox
  1. Select View on the menu bar
  2. Select Zoom
  3. Select Zoom In
Internet Explorer
  1. Select View on the menu bar
  2. Select Zoom
  3. Select Zoom In
Safari
  1. Select View on the menu bar
  2. Select Zoom In
Opera
  1. Select View on the menu bar
  2. Select Zoom
  3. Select the zoom-in percentage you want
Chrome
  1. Select View on the menu bar
  2. Select Zoom In

 

The following table tells you how to decrease text size using your Web browser’s settings. It is laid out in two columns: one for each of the five browsers listed and one for the corresponding instructions.

 

Decrease text size using your Web browser’s settings
Browser Instructions
Firefox
  1. Select View on the menu bar
  2. Select Zoom
  3. Select Zoom Out
Internet Explorer
  1. Select View on the menu bar
  2. Select Zoom
  3. Select Zoom Out
Safari
  1. Select View on the menu bar
  2. Select Zoom Out
Opera
  1. Select View on the menu bar
  2. Select Zoom
  3. Select the zoom-out percentage you want
Chrome
  1. Select View on the menu bar
  2. Select Zoom Out

Content takes precedence over presentation

This site complies with HTML and CSS standards. It can be read by voice synthesizers and braille display units used by people with disabilities.


Acknowledgments and credits

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal wishes to thank Coopérative de solidarité AccessibilitéWeb, which contributed to making this website accessible by providing expertise, recommendations and advice throughout the development of the project.

The content of this page is indicative of the commitment to accessibility pursued by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal during the development of this website. It was designed, in part, by AccessibiltéWeb under Creative Commons BY-SA. licence. You are free to use it or draw inspiration form it, provide you comply with the conditions of use associated with this licence.