The Web for everyone means “making Web content and services accessible to everyone, regardless of their hardware, software, network infrastructure, mother tongue, culture, place of residence, colour or physical or mental capacities.
– Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web (www)

The main goal of the Standards sur l’accessibilité d’un site Web (SGQRI 008-01) (website accessibility standards) adopted by the Conseil du trésor of the Government of Quebec is to allow anyone to efficiently browse a website.

The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS) is aware of the importance of making the information published on accessible and is constantly working to make the site compliant with accessibility standards.

Description of the site’s accessibility components


  • Visual layout of the site is fully managed by cascading style sheets (CSS)
  • Content layout is consistent from page to page and has a uniform graphic design
  • Text and background are in contrasting colours, with a contrast ratio of at least 5 to 1
  • The font size can be easily enlarged without text boxes overlapping
  • Optimized site design that is responsive to different screen sizes (laptop, smart phones, tablets)
  • Multimedia documents do not contain any flashing or blinking elements


  • Page language identified
  • Acronyms and abbreviations defined upon first use
  • Text is understandable and adapted to the average language level of the target clientele and incorporates the health literacy recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Hyperlinks pointing to external content open in a new window
  • An icon with replacement text is used to identify all links that open in a new window
  • When applicable to all links on the same page, a notice under the first section header indicates that a new window will open
  • Link to the Accessibility page permanently displayed

Site structure

  • Main header on every page that clearly reflects the site content
  • Clear and logical hierarchical identification of content with title and subtitle tags
  • Lists are identified with list tags


  • Main navigation with a menu of text hyperlinks that is identical for the entire site
  • Logical top-to-bottom and left-to-right presentation of page content for keyboard or tab navigation


  • Screen reader-friendly text equivalents are provided for all major graphic components (photos and images) and appear when users hover the mouse pointer over them
  • Major graphic components (photos, images, graphics, etc.) are accompanied by a text equivalent explaining their content or purpose to give visually impaired Web users access to the conveyed information

Non-compliant components

For the first version of launched in February 2015, the NRBHSS did not apply the accessibility standards for downloadable files (SGQRI 008-002) or multimedia components (SGQRI 008-003). However, the NRBHSS is committed to providing the desired documents upon request in a format that meets the standard for downloadable files (SGQRI 008-02).

Some sections or components of the site may have accessibility issues. This applies to:

  • The image slider
  • “Sharing” buttons (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, email)
  • The event calendar

For any questions related to upcoming events, please contact us.

 Please note that some links on this site lead to external partner sites that do not meet the Government of Quebec’s accessibility requirements.


Font size This tool lets Web users increase or decrease the size of screen text. This icon is permanently displayed in the upper right corner of every page.

  • The first A decreases the font to the desired size
  • The second A represents the default size
  • The third A increases the font to the desired size

New window This link opens in a new window
PDF This link opens a PDF document
Facebook This button lets Web users share content on Facebook
Twitter This button lets Web users share content on Twitter
Google + This button lets Web users share content on Google+
Email This link opens the default email application

Content accessibility tested on the following browsers

The components on this site meet the XHTML and CSS standards recommended by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and were tested on:

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Firefox 35.0
  • Chrome 39.0.2171.99 m
  • Opera 12.17
  • Safari 7.1.2

The Safari browser that comes with Mac OS X is not configured for keyboard navigation by default.

  • Use the Option+Tab feature for keyboard navigation or
  • Change your preferences in Safari by going to: Preferences > Advanced > Accessibility. Check the box next to “Press Tab to highlight each item on a webpage.”

Last update: February 11, 2015

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