Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Web Accessibility

Web accessibility is not about disability, it's about universality and creating content that can be used by as many people as possible.

The Digital Program is committed to ensuring all of our online channels saskatchewan.ca are accessible.

All GoS web properties are mandated to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) to the AA level.

Refer to this list for tools you can use to test accessibility:

The following are common publishing examples where accessibility standards are applicable:

Colour & Text

  • High colour contrast between text and the background helps with those with moderately low vision read text
  • WCAG level AA requires a contrast ratio of 4.5:1 for normal text and 3:1 for large text. 
  • Small text requires high contrast. 
  • Large text can tolerate lower contrast.
  • Text must be available to screen readers, be scalable and legible. 
    • Note - text as images increases download times, cannot be scaled and is not easily available to screen readers.

Ensure that you are using approved colours from the Government of Saskatchewan color palette.

Images

  • Ensure you have descriptive ALT text included when publishing images in the content management system.
  • Avoid the use of graphically rendered text in images where more accessible approaches to publish the information are available. If an alternative is not available, be sure to include any important messaging content in the image description or caption.

Videos

  • All videos published to YouTube must include closed captioning information in English.
  • Consider providing closed captioning in alternate languages depending on the needs of your audience.

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