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Access Instructions

Welcome to the City of Winnipeg website. This website is incorporating 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 Web Manager.

Access Advisory Committee

Access Advisory Committee

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, smaller browser window.

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive TITLE tags. Decorative graphics (e.g. spacers) include null 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 Internet site 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
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Mayor's Office
  • Contact Us -contact page
  • Sitemap - a linked list of the contents of the site
  • Privacy
  • Help
  • Conditions of use
Last update: 25.02.2011

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