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ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

The Committe for Programme and Coordination secretariat is currently working to evolve the existing and future CPC websites to include features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities, following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C WAI).

The accessibility features targeted are intended to benefit users with temporary or long-term disabilities, including the blind or vision impaired, mobility challenged, hearing impaired or simply adjusting to characteristics associated with aging or limiting environments.

These intended features to be available are:

• Images on the site contain 'alt tags,' which aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader, rather than reading the site;

• A 'skip navigation' link provides these users with a method for bypassing the header and going directly to the main content when the page is accessed;

• Lay-out of the web pages is controlled by style sheets, which enables users using a screen reader to logically navigate the site -- users can also choose to disable those style sheets and/or replace them with their own, to fit their specific needs;

• Fonts are scalable and can be enlarged in the browser.

Accessibility testing will be conducted using automated tools and manual procedures.  Should there be any information which cannot currently be accessed by our audiences on any of our existing webpages, please contact us and we will try to provide the information to you in an alternate format and/or make the necessary notations to be made towards the improvements being worked on to make the information accessible.

Please note that official documentation is managed through a separate system and stored in PDF format, which may not provide full accessibility.

This Accessibility Statement applies to the site of the Committee for Programme and Coordination. Since ensuring accessibility remains the responsibility of each content providing office, full accessibility of all content may not be available.


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