Setting the context

The content of the PULSAR website is subject to the Quebec government's « Standard sur l’accessibilité des sites Web » (SGQRI 008 2.0). This standard is based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). All Web content (text and navigation, video and audio) must satisfy the compliance requirements of the WCAG 2.0 by respecting:

  • All level AA success criteria except 1.2.4 Captions (Live) and 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded); 
  • Level AAA success criteria in rules 2.3.2 Three Flashes and 3.1.4 Abbreviations; 
  • One of these two WCAG 2.0 compliance requirements: Level A 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) or Level AAA 1.2.6 Sign Language (Prerecorded), using Quebec Sign Language.

Accessibility Check

The accessibility of the PULSAR website has been evaluated by the company Ciao to ensure compliance with SGQRI 008 2.0 and WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards. The PULSAR team continues to work on accessibility improvements on an ongoing basis to ensure that these standards are met or exceeded.  


Validation Tools

This site has been tested with the following technologies: 

  • NVDA 2022.1 and Chrome 106
  • Accessibility Insights for Web
  • HeadingsMap
  • Colour Constrast Analyser
  • Axe Dev Tools
  • Web Developer

Icon Description

Here is a list of icons found on the PULSAR website for ease of navigation.

Ouverture autre fenêtre  Link opening in new window
Ouverture zone texte  Opening of the text box   
Navigation vers la droite  Navigation to the right
Partage d'un contenu  Sharing content via email or social media
Lecture vidéo  Playing a video
Document PDF  PDF document
Document HTML  HTML document

Help and Feedback

If you are experiencing difficulties or have comments or questions about the accessibility of the PULSAR website, please contact us at or through the Contact us page.