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Website accessibility guidelines

In keeping with the provincial legislation, all communication tools, including videos, websites and web content, must be accessible and comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Additional information on website accessibility is available from:

Testing and evaluation

We encourage web content editors to test pages using adaptive software and web-based scanners.


  • Lynx: A text browser used by people who have low bandwidth, use screen-reading software or who prefer graphics-free web browsing.
  • Jaws: Screen-reading software that operates in all Windows applications. A free demonstration can be downloaded.
  • AChecker: Checks single HTML pages for compliance with accessibility standards.

Website assets (documents, images and videos)

All website assets (documents, images and videos) must be accessible and follow the university’s brand before adding it to a website.