Web site accessibility is dependent upon access to recent, powerful equipment. Technological tools (browsers, talking operating systems, connections, etc.) must be fairly powerful to support programs and the various means of making sites accessible to all people with disabilities. The problem therefore lies in accessibility to recent, powerful equipment, so as to access information on Web sites.
Information in text form is not always updated as quickly as information presented as graphics. Consequently, access to information is limited for people requiring the text version.
Although there is currently no obligation in Quebec or Canada to create Web sites that are accessible to people with disabilities, the means must be found to encourage Web site designers and Webmasters to make their sites accessible to all users. This type of awareness could, for instance, take the form of a legal obligation, such as the one in the United States. The reference on accessibility is the WWW Consortium (via the Web Accessibility Initiative), which develops guidelines for program developers and designers to ensure that sites are accessible to people with disabilities.
La Commission des partenaires du marché du travail contribue au financement des activités du
Comité d'adaptation de la main-d'oeuvre (CAMO) pour personnes handicapées.
Pour plus de renseignements sur le marché du travail et sur les programmes et services publics d'emploi, consultez le site d'Emploi-Québec.