Valentine's Day: Love and Romance Through the Ages provides an educational
online experience for a general public audience, one that includes
people with disabilities. The exhibit is compatible with a broad
variety of Internet access technologies. Through rigorous testing,
this research project has resulted in the first exhibit, produced
by the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), to be accessible
to people with disabilities.
In designing this exhibit, we have endeavoured to conform to the
Government of Canada’s Common Look and Feel (CLF) accessibility
standards, which are aligned with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
(WCAG), priorities 1 and 2 developed by the World Wide Web Consortium
General Instructions for Users with Visual Disabilities
Our virtual exhibit was designed to be compatible with a variety
of adaptive and portable technologies, including:
- screen reading applications
- dynamic Braille displays
- voice recognition applications
- a variety of portable communications devices such as Internet
enabled cell phones, portable data assistants (PDA’s)
- various other technologies reflecting the diversity of citizen’s
For optimal compatibility, please select “Turn Off Flash Elements” in
the main section navigation. Major components and the interactive
functionality of this site have been tested with the most widely
used adaptive and portable technologies, browsers and user preferences.
All images presented on this site are accompanied by narrative descriptions
for people who cannot or choose not to view graphics.
Some pages require the use of forms mode. Some links open pop-up
or additional browser windows.
Instructions for Users Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
All audio files on this site, including those in the e-card component,
have text transcriptions.
If you have a suggestion or comment on the accessibility features
of our exhibit, please let us know by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility and Virtual Exhibits
Consult our Consult our Internet Accessibility Tip Sheet, a document based on CLF and W3C standards, which may be used as a
tool by heritage organisations wishing to create accessible content.