Statement of Commitment
It is the University of St. Michael’s College’s goal to create a community that is inclusive of all persons and treats all members of the community in an equitable manner. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and implementing accessibility requirements under the accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a piece of legislation in the Province of Ontario aimed at making the places you work, live and learn as accessible as possible.
Several "standards" assist in fulfilling this goal: The Customer Service Standard; The Information and Communications Standard; The Employment Standard; The Transportation Standard; and The Built Environment Standard.
USMC’s Policies, Plans & Guidelines Relating to AODA
- USMC Customer Service Standard Brochure
- USMC Statement of Commitment and Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and Policy
- The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
- The Customer Service Standard
- Integrated Accessibility Standards
Feeback and Questions: Contact the Human Resources Manager
If you would like to provide feedback regarding services provided by the University of St. Michael’s College relating to accessibility, we would like to hear from you.
The documents on this page can be produced in an alternative format. Contact Human Resources.
Website Standards Compliance
All pages comply with WAI Guidelines of the W3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines | All* pages validate as HTML5 ». *Note: Pages that include a Google Calendar feed will not pass official validation due to Google feed code. However, the balance of page information is marked up in an accessible, valid manner.
All pages are written in HTML5 and use CSS for visual layout. If your browsing device doesn't understand stylesheets, the content will still be accessible.
Each page uses semantic markup.
Headers are marked up with
<h4> to logically structure the content.
Users of the JAWS screenreader can skip between header tags using:
ALT + INSERT + 1 and ALT + INSERT + 2, etc.
All Links are Navigable
There are no
Visual Design: Cascading Style Sheets
This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS3) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
The layout is fluid, meaning percentages have been used for columns and "ems" (relative units) for text size. Text can be re-sized in all browsers including Internet Explorer for Windows (IE6 - IE10).
Access Keys and Keyboard Navigation
The University of St Michael’s College website has been developed to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive devices or accessibility features.
Most browsers support site-defined keyboard access for specified links.These are the access keys for the St Michael's College Website:
Go to St Mike’s Home Page »
(takes user back to USMC home page)
accesskey = "1"
Mac: press Cmd + 1
PC: press Alt + 1
Skip to Main Content »
(allows user to skip navigation links)
accesskey = "2"
Mac: press Cmd + 2
PC: press Alt + 2
Go to Search Box »
(jumps directly to search box input)
accesskey = "3"
Mac: press Cmd + 3
Windows: press Alt + 3
E-mail addresses generate an e-mail if an active e-mail package is installed on your computer.
External links will be opened in a new browser window to allow you to switch between the University of St Michael’s College website and the newly opened page.
Adobe Portable Document Format .pdf Documents are noted with a pdf
The St Michael’s College website address and the page content will appear on any printouts. Hypertext links appear on the printed page immediately after the linked text. For example, This is a link to the About page (http://stmikes.utoronto.ca/about/
Change Text Size
All text uses relative font sizes (ems) so text can be enlarged or reduced using the text size options available in visual browsers
Flexible and Responsive Page Formats
Content widths are set in percentages so pages can be automatically resized for different window sizes and screen resolutions ranging from phones to tablets to desktop screens.
Questions? Contact the Web Manager
Should you experience any difficulty in finding the information you require in the appropriate format or if you have any questions about this website, please contact the St Mike's Web Manager