Navigation and Finding Information
To locate information on this Web site use the left-hand navigation menu; this contains links to the main sections of the site.
Within a particular section of this Web site, additional content can be accessed using the floating navigation menu on the right-hand of the content area.
Throughout this Web site a top navigation menu enables you to:
- toggle the current page’s language;
- return to the home page of this site;
- contact us;
- access this help page ;
- search this site; or
- visit the Canada site.
A breadcrumb navigation bar under the top navigation menu enables you to:
- quickly identify which section of the site you are current browsing; and
- move up within that section of the site.
The site map provides a quick overview of the organization and contents of this Web site.
The search engine allows you to search this site by keyword.
If you still cannot find the information you are looking for, contact us.
Some of the contents of this Web site are available in Portable Document Format (PDF).
To access content in PDF you must have a PDF reader installed. If you do not already have such a reader, there are numerous PDF readers available for free download or for purchase on the Internet:
Every page of this Web site is formatted to print easily from your browser.
PDF files can be printed using a PDF reader.
In order to make this site more accessible, Measurement Canada has employed templates which:
- are XHTML 1.0 Strict conformant, to improve compatibility with adaptive technologies, handheld devices, browsers and search engines;
- have been successfully tested on a wide range of adaptive technologies and browser/platform combinations to ensure that Canadians can access Web pages regardless of the technology used;
- include major components, such as the common menu bar, side menu, and content area that are properly marked up with headings to simplify navigation with a screen reader;
- employ table-less layout and design to simplify screen reader navigation by reducing the structural complexity of Web pages;
- improve accessibility by allowing visitors to configure visual elements to meet their accessibility needs;
- use scaleable fonts and text-based navigational elements to improve accessibility and simplify navigation using adaptive technologies;
- provide printer-friendly functionality in the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to render pages more compatible with printers and to prevent printing unnecessary page elements;
- separate visual presentation from the document structure;
- avoid truncated and overlapped elements at very large font sizes;
- display the
titlevalue when a link gains keyboard focus; and
- employ skip navigation links at the beginning of the page for quickly moving to the content or the institutional links. These skip navigation links become visible when a mouse pointer hovers over top or when selected using a keyboard or other alternate input device.
Client-side CSS for enhancing accessibility
The design of the Web pages on this Web site is flexible enough to allow you to configure the visual presentation to meet your accessibility needs by using a client-side Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) file.
Most browsers provide the ability to specify a client-side CSS file, which would be applied to every Web page on this Web site that you visit. To take advantage of this feature, perform the following steps:
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