Accessibility Features Overview
In order to make this site more accessible, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has employed templates which:
are XHTML 1.0 Strict conformant, to improve compatibility with adaptive technologies, handheld devices, browsers and search engines.
have been successfully tested on a wide range of adaptive technologies and browser/platform combinations to ensure that Canadians can access Web pages regardless of the technology used.
include major components, such as the common menu bar, side menu, and content area that are properly marked up with headings to simplify navigation with a screen reader.
use scaleable fonts and text-based navigational elements to improve accessibility and simplify navigation using adaptive technologies.
employ a table-less layout and design to simplify screen reader navigation by reducing the structural complexity of Web pages.
improve accessibility by allowing visitors to configure visual elements to meet their accessibility needs.
provide printer-friendly functionality in the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to render pages more compatible with printers and to prevent printing unnecessary page elements.
separate visual presentation from the document structure.
avoid truncated and overlapped elements at very large font sizes.
display the title value when a link gains keyboard focus.
employ skip navigation links at the beginning of the page for quickly moving to the content or the institutional links of each particular Web page. These skip navigation links are invisible, unless a mouse pointer hovers over top, or when they are selected using a keyboard or other alternate input device.