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Accessibility Features on Winnipeg.ca

The City of Winnipeg website incorporates the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to fulfill the Universal Design policy passed by City Council on December 12, 2001.

If you have any suggestions for improving the accessibility features of our website, please contact the .

Access keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the website. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.

Access keys used on this site:

  • Access key 1 -Top navigation above the page header (Home, Francais, Search)
  • Access key 2 - Service-based flyout menus in the page header
  • Access key 3 - Left menu
  • Access key 4 - Page content
  • Access key 5 - Right sidebar (if it exists on the page)
  • Access key 6 - Footer
  • Access key 7 - 311 link (when it exists on the page)

General design

  • All pages with Javascript dropdown menus have the dropdown menu contents available on a corresponding table of contents page.
  • External links and internal City links that open with a proprietary plug-in (e.g. Adobe Acrobat) and do not adhere to the City's standard look and feel and files will open in a new browser window.

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT tags. See examples below.

City Hall in Spring, City of Winnipeg Photo Fire limbo dancer, Courtesy of the Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg Inc.

Visual design

  • This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
  • This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.

Navigation

The City of Winnipeg's website is organized by services:

Main Header - Present on every page.

  • Home - Corporate home page
  • Francais - Francais Winnipeg.ca
  • Search - Winnipeg.ca search
  • Residents - links to resident services
  • Business - links to business services
  • Visitors -links to visitor services
  • City Hall - links to City Hall services
  • Departments - links to all City Departments
  • Contact Us -contact page
  • Sitemap - a linked list of the contents of the site

Service Header

  • Navigation menu - specific to the service you are currently viewing , below main header

Left menu - Present on most pages

  • Link to department responsible for the service you are currently viewing
  • Links to featured content specific to the service you are currently viewing
  • Link to contact information specific to the service you are currently viewing
  • Link to site map specific to the service you are currently viewing

Body (content) - Present on every page. To the right of the left menu.

Footer - Present on every page. On the bottom of the page, it is comprised of the key links within our site (as in the header) plus several other informative links pertaining to our site.

  • Connect with Us - link to the City of Winnipeg social media page
  • Home - Corporate home page
  • Accessibility - Corporate home page
  • Wireless - Francais Winnipeg.ca
  • Residents - links to resident services
  • Business - links to business services
  • Visitors -links to visitor services
  • City Hall - links to City Hall services
  • News - link to all Corporate media releases
  • Mayor's Office - link to the Mayor's Office
  • Contact 311 - contact page
  • Sitemap - a linked list of the contents of the site
  • Privacy - the City of Winnipeg privacy policy
  • Conditions of Use - the City of Winnipeg Conditions of Use

Email Form Verification Code

Email forms on this website require the user to enter a verification code to verify the sender is human, and not automated scripts sending spam emails.

The verification code is a set of numbers displayed in a box at the bottom of the email form page. The numbers must be entered in the Re-enter Verification Code box in the order they are displayed.

If you are unable to see the numbers, you may hover over the Verification Code display area, which will show the numbers in a pop-up box.

Last update: October 28, 2014