Web accessibility means that people with disabilities and those who are unable to use a mouse can access web content. For instance, blind persons using technical devices (refreshable Braille display) and software (screen-to-speech software) can understand the informational content of web pages. It also makes web browsing easier for persons with reduced mobility.

The three standards for web accessibility adopted by the Government are as follows:

  • Standard for website accessibility (SGQRI 008-01);
  • Standard for the accessibility of downloadable documents (SGQRI 008-02);
  • Standard for the accessibility of website multimedia content (SGQRI-008-03).


Some elements on this website do not comply with the three standards adopted by the Government:

  • Some statutes and regulations that include complex maps or tables in the form of images or downloadable documents;
  • Some assistance elements of the pop-up kind.

Validation tools

The website was tested using the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Chrome 34


The following icons are used on the website:

EPUB icon Download an Epub file.
PDF icon Display a PDF file.
Note icon The document contains a note.
Regulations icon Display the list of regulations made under a given statute.
Historical versions icon Display the historical versions of a section or article, a schedule, etc.
Print icon Print a document.
External website icon Link to external website.

Improving this website

If you have any comments that would improve the accessibility and user-friendliness of this website, please let us know.

Our contact information:

Mailing address:
Les Publications du Québec
425, rue Jacques-Parizeau, 5e étage
Québec (Québec) G1R 4Z1

Telephone: 1 800 463-2100 (toll free) or 418 643-5150
Fax: 1 800 561-3479 (toll free) or 418 643-6177