What is Web accessibility?

As a rule, Web accessibility means making Web content and services accessible to everyone, regardless of their hardware, software, network infrastructure, mother tongue, culture, place of residence, skin colour or physical or mental capacities.

According to SGQRI 008, accessibility is the capacity of Web content to be consulted by anyone, with or without a disability, with or without adaptive technology, irrespective of the selected user agent or constraints related to the operating environment.

This definition applies to Web pages, downloadable documents, image and sound files and vector animations. A website is designed to be accessible so that, for example, individuals with disabilities, regardless of the disabilities or the measures taken to mitigate them, can not only perceive and understand the content of the website, but also browse the content and interact efficiently with it.

Ministère Web site accessibility

The Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie is subject to the three Web accessibility standards adopted by the Government of Québec on May 10, 2011.

The Ministère is committed, wherever possible, to ensuring accessibility by individuals with disabilities or physical restrictions to its main website as well as its peripheral sites. We constantly strive to maintain and improve site compliance with the accessibility standards.

The current version of our Web site respects the requirements of the standard of accessibility of a website.

To obtain assistance

Should you experience any difficulty navigating our site, please contact us:

Some MRIF website content is not in compliance with the Web accessibility standards:

  • Some downloadable technical documents intended for specific clienteles
  • FLASH animations
  • Some audio-visual documents

The Ministère cannot guarantee accessibility to content originating from third parties that are not subject to SGQRI 008.

Verification of the site and accessibility


  • The information section features a site plan.
  • The site plan allows users to access the first three navigation levels.
  • The navigation menus, which are repeated on each page, are organized in the same relative order with a similar presentation.


  • The Web pages have distinctive titles that reflect the topic or purpose and are indicated by the <title> tag.

Text size

If you use Internet Explore, Firefox or Chrome and your mouse is equipped with a scroll wheel, simply hold down the Ctrl key and turn the scroll wheel.

You can also hold down the Ctrl key and press + or - to increase or decrease the size of the text. Use the Ctrl + 0 combination to return to the browser's default text size.

Browser menu

Follow the instructions below depending on the browser you use. You can also consult your browser's Help tool.

Internet Explorer

  • Click on View in the menu bar.
  • Select Text Size.
  • Click on Larger or Largest.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on View in the menu bar.
  • Select Zoom.
  • Click on Zoom In.


  • Click on View in the menu bar.
  • Select Zoom.
  • From the menu, select the text size you desire.


  • Click the icon with 3 hozizontal lines in the browser toolbar at the right.
  • Select Zoom.
  • From the menu, select the text size you desire.


Are listed below the icons used in our website :

  • RSS feed signup. RSS feed
  • Linkedin. Linkedin
  • Twitter. Twitter
  • Facebook. Facebook
  • Search. Search
  • Opening an external website in a new window
  • PDF document. Opening a PDF document in a new window
  • Microsoft Word document. Opening a Word document (Microsoft Office) in a new window
  • Microsoft Excel document. Opening an Excel document (Microsoft Office) in a new window
  • Microsoft Powerpoint document. Opening a Powerpoint document (Microsoft Office) in a new window
  • ZIP document. Opening a ZIP document in a new window
  • Back. Back
  • Next. Next


  • Information images are inserted in the Web pages using the appropriate tags.
  • Information images have a replacement text.
  • Replacement texts are indicated with the alt attribute.

Last update: 2019-10-10 11:21:15 AM