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Website Accessibility Statement

The City of Sault Ste. Marie takes accessibility seriously, and strives to meet and exceed accessibility standards wherever possible.  The Province of Ontario sets a standard for information and communications to assist organizations, like the City of Sault Ste. Marie, in making their information accessible to the widest audience.

The Province of Ontario uses the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to set its compliance requirements for websites and their content.  WCAG 2.0 includes three levels of compliance, ranging in strictness, with Level A being the least strict, and Level AAA being the strictest.

The Province requires municipalities to deliver content that meets the criteria described by Level A of WCAG 2.0.  The City of Sault Ste. Marie constantly reviews its website and its content to ensure this standard is met, and works hard to reach the higher levels of compliance.

Key Accessibility Highlights

Compatible with Industry Standard Screen Readers

The City of Sault Ste. Marie website has been tested with free, industry standard screen readers, including:

The City of Sault Ste. Marie website complies with web standards, so although untested, this website should be compatible with most up-to-date screen reader applications.

Fully Functional when Zoomed to 200%

WCAG 2.0 Level AA suggests that websites should be readable and functional when doubled in size.  The City of Sault Ste. Marie website complies with this guideline.  If content on this website is difficult to read because it is too small, it can be resized using the zoom settings included in all modern web browsers.  These settings are often located under the browser’s "View" menu.

Accessibility Exceptions

Despite best efforts, there may be cases where it is not possible to deliver information in an accessible format through the City of Sault Ste. Marie website.  Examples of such content include:

  • City maps.
  • Engineering plans and drawings.
  • Some brochures, forms, and other documents in the PDF format.
  • Content delivered through third-party services like Twitter and YouTube.
Accessible versions of non-accessible content can be requested by contacting the appropriate City department.

More Information

For more information on the City of Sault Ste. Marie’s commitment to providing accessible content for all citizens, please visit the Accessibility section of this website.
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