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 the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List for tools you can use to test accessibility:
The following are common publishing examples where accessibility standards are applicable:
Colour and 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 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.
- 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.