The Plant Agriculture website is fully scalable for access by a range of devices including handheld systems. The site has been designed to be WCAG 2.0 compliant to meet the Province of Ontario's Accessible Information and Communications Standard (AODA: Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005). GiantGoat was contracted to create the revised design and templates for the Plant Agriculture site. In alignment with the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines, we have strived to ensure our website is:
- Ability to provide text alternatives for any non-text content.
- Site designed for content to be compatible with screen readers.
- Ability to increase or decrease text size.
- Ability to switch page view to white text on a black background.
- Supports users who navigate via keyboard instead of a mouse.
- Proper and minimal use of colour .
- Offers ways to navigate and find content.
- Content managed in a way which is readable and understandable.
- Web pages to appear and operate in predicable ways.
- Compatible with screen readers and cross browser compatible.
- Scalable for portable devices.
- Compliant with W3C guidelines.
Adjusting Text Size
Modern browsers allow for dynamic text resizing using your keyboard.
To change text size, simply hold down "ctrl" and press either the plus key "+" to increase text size, or the minus key "-" to decrease text size. If you would like to return text size to the website default hold "ctrl" and press the zero key "0".
Clicking this link will change the contrast in which the website is presented. This may allow certain users to view the content more clearly. The contrast link is located at the top of every page. Use this link to switch from the default view, to high contrast, and back again.
Using a keyboard to navigate this site
Use the Tab key to jump from link to link. To navigate backwards, use Shift + Tab.
Links which open in a new window
Links which open in a new window are marked with the following icon:. In order to notify users of a potential navigation change, this icon has alt text indicating "This link is an external link".
There are situations where it is not practical to present content in the desired accessible format. Such situations include, but are not limited to, content provided by other websites, seminar recordings, content provided by external third parties, and previously published content that has not been converted, or not possible to convert, to meet accessibility standards.