Accessibility

Venues

Each project and venue partner is asked to identify whether their location is fully or partially accessible. Look for these symbols beside project descriptions. Call the individual venues to confirm details.

 To qualify as a fully barrier-free and wheelchair-accessible location, venues offer accessible entrance/interior and public washrooms – if the venue offers public washrooms.

 To qualify as a partially barrier-free and partially wheelchair-accessible, at minimum venues offer an accessible entrance/interior.

Accommodation

If you require an accommodation, particularly as it pertains to entry to one of the projects or a scheduled Wheel-Trans pick-up, please approach one of the event volunteers for assistance.

Training

The City of Toronto provides training to all employees and volunteers, including those who deal with the public and those who are involved in the development and approval of audience service or other policies, practices and procedures. The training is in accordance with the Customer Service Standard of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Feedback

The City of Toronto strives to create events that are fully accessible to people with disabilities. Feedback on how we're doing is welcome and appreciated.

Email: spevprog@toronto.ca
Phone: 416-395-0249
Fax: 416-392-0278
Address:
City of Toronto, EDC Division
City Hall 6th floor, West Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

Website

The City of Toronto is committed to providing users with a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. We are actively working to conform to accessibility guidelines set out by the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Every effort has been made to minimize the barriers that prevent people from interacting with website content. By addressing each of these barriers, we are endeavouring to improve the online experience for all users.

Colour reliance and image alternatives
www.nuitblancheto.ca was created with colour impaired visitors in mind. The site was designed and was tested to conform to minimum contrast requirements for visitors with colour-blindness or other ocular impairments that could prevent them from reading text that does not have sufficient colour contrast with background colours. Colour reliance and contrast requirements on www.nuitblancheto.ca have been designed to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Priority 3 standard.

When images are disabled for any reason, the entire site was built to be fully navigable and usable.

The website never relies exclusively on colour or image to convey information.

Alternative text
Images on www.nuitblancheto.ca have alternative text attributes, often known as alt text. This means that when an image is used on a web page to convey information its content is also described in the alt text. This means that the image can be understood by text browsers and assistive technologies such as screen readers. If an image is used for simply decorative purposes, the text attribute for the image is left empty in line with accepted best practice.

Using a keyboard
Most browsers allow you to navigate using the Tab key from link to link. To navigate backwards, use Shift + Tab.

Access Keys are keyboard shortcuts to common pages on a website. www.nuitblancheto.ca does not use Access Keys because evidence suggests that they interfere with the keyboard controls of many browsers and screen readers.

Font size
If you have trouble reading the print on websites, you can easily change the size of the font to fit your needs. This page explains how to change your font size in Internet Explorer, Netscape and Firefox.

Changing font sizes in your web browser is easy. Instructions will vary from browser to browser, the instructions below are for Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox, Opera, and Safari.

Change font size in Internet Explorer version 7.0

  1. If you are using Internet Explorer 7.0, go to the menu at the top of the browser and click on Page.
  2. From the list of options, click Zoom. You will see a side menu open up; select the size you wish to view the web site in.
  3. Choose the one that suits you best.

Change font size in Opera version 9.0 and greater

  1. If you are using Opera, go to the menu at the top of the browser window and click on View.
  2. Click Zoom. You will see a side menu open up; select the size you wish to view the web site in.
  3. Select the font size that suits you best.

Firefox 2.0

  1. Go to the menu at the top of the browser window and click on View.
  2. From the list of options, select Text Size. You will see a side menu open up.
  3. Select the text size you prefer.

Note: This will cause the text to display on the web page one size larger. However this is a temporary change.

To make a permanent font size change:

  1. From the Firefox Menu Bar, select Tools then Options.
  2. Click on General.
  3. Click on Fonts & Colors.
  4. Set the font sizes. Minimum font size can also be set.

Firefox also allows the text size to be changed with keyboard shortcuts:

  • Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
  • Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
  • Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

Safari

  1. From the Safari menu in the top left, choose "Preferences".
  2. Under the Advanced tab in Preferences, specify a font size by selecting the check box "Never use font sizes smaller than".
  3. Choose a minimum font size.

If you have any suggestions regarding ways we can improve the accessibility features on the Nuit Blanche Toronto website, please email: spevmktg@toronto.ca