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.

Our Policies, Plans & Guidelines Relating to AODA

AODA Legislation

Feedback and Questions

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.


Suzanne Ramnauth, Human Resources Officer


Mailing Address:

University of St. Michael’s College, Human Resources
81 St. Mary Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1J4

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 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 <h1><h2><h3> and <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 javascript: pseudo-links. Even if scripting is turned off, all links can be followed in any browser and all text is available.

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 (IE7+).

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

Email Addresses

E-mail addresses generate an e-mail if an active e-mail package is installed on your computer.

External links

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

Additional Features

Printer-friendly Pages

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 (

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