User:Mike/fishing/Accessibility Statement

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OPSA's Accessibility Statement


The Office of Public Service Accessibility (OPSA) is committed to promoting the best practices in accessibility. These pages were created to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA. OPSA can only control it's own content. Our Accessibility Policy is available here.

Built with


The pages is hosted within GCPedia, which is made with the open source software MediaWiki. Where possible we are leveraging the best practices defined within the MediaWiki community. MediaWiki also drives the world's biggest wiki, Wikipedia, so users familiar with Wikipedia can use many of the same techniques to access information. Known MediaWiki accessibility are available in an open issue queue. To address these or other issues should be submitted under the "Submit a ticket" bab in the Help_Aide GC Tools. If issues persist, please escalate by sending us an email us or calling our office - 555 555-5555 (TTY: 555 555-5556).

Tested with


The OPSA team has been trained to use automated tools like the WAVE Toolbar & Accessibility Insights. Content is continually being added ensure that everyone is kept up-to-date. The initial site was built by OpenConcept Consulting Inc. & tested by a range of members of the Accessibility Working Group. It has been tested with JAWS (version x.x) & ZoomText (version y.y). The text of this document is written for a Grade 6 reading level and verified through the HemingwayApp.

Help us improve


Accessibility is a journey and we are always finding ways to improve our content. If you can help us provide information to you better, please let me know.

This accessibility statement was last updated on January 17, 2020.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Worth looking at the UK model

Known problems

  • GCPedia provides Keyboard shortcuts that can be helpful for many to navigate the site. This is a violation of WCAG 2.1 AA and has been reported to GC Tools.
  • GCPedia does not follow a logical focus order for keyboard only users. This is a violation of WCAG 2.0 AA and has been reported to GC Tools.