The website of the Université de Montréal Marguerite-d'Youville Research Chair on Humanistic Nursing Interventions is used to support contact with both the general public and members of the scientific community interested in learning more about the Chair’s achievements and activities.

When the website was designed, efforts were made to meet Web accessibility standards and render the site accessible to people with significant disabilities or technical restrictions. This site uses the HTML5 markup language and the JavaScript programming language, as well as style sheets (css) to separate site content from its presentation. It has been designed to be compatible with desktops, tablets and laptops.


The following rules have been applied to ensure the accessibility of the content of the Chair’s website:

- Text display

For individuals with low vision, we recommend either: 

  • Controlling the basic text size (3 levels: A, A, A) using the buttons located in the upper right corner of the page 


  • Adjusting the text size of the website using the browser’s options (the steps required may differ, depending on the browser).


  • Text descriptions are provided of all significant images when they are not specifically described in the text they illustrate.
  • The layout does not use invisible images.
  • Images are only used when no other HTML element exists to convey the information.

- Languages

French is the primary language used in the design of the website. However, users can benefit from an English-language version of most of the site's basic content. The desired language can be selected in the upper right-hand corner of the site’s pages. It specifies the main language of each page along with the required attributes.

- Navigation 

  • Special attention has been paid to simplifying browsing through the site’s pages (menu, breadcrumb trail, navigation area on the left side of the page, site map at the bottom of the page, search box that appears when the user clicks on the magnifying glass icon).
  • The navigation menus reflect how the information is structured.
  • Adjacent links are separated as much as possible by printable characters to help assistive technologies easily distinguish between them.

- Browser compliance

The site has been tested on:

  • Edge under Windows;
  • Firefox under Windows and MacOS;
  • Safari under MacOS and iOS;
  • Chrome under Windows and MacOS.

Need help?

If you have any accessibility issues, please contact us.