Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring our online services are as accessible as possible to all users. To achieve this, we have built our site to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium's, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. These guidelines assist website developers by describing best practices to implement websites that will be accessible to all users.

  • This site complies with WCAG Level Double-A of the Guidelines, available at, with the known exceptions itemized below.
  • This site also complies with the guidelines found in Section 508 of the US Federal Government Rehabilitation Act.

Pages on this site were authored using technologies selected to produce a user-friendly and visually pleasing website. Some older browsers may not support these technologies and we make every effort to accommodate these browsers. Although, it may be necessary to disable some features, such as Cascading Style Sheets which controls the colour and font. You may also need JavaScript which builds interactive dynamic content on your browser to view the site.


Your browser may not support these technologies or may be disabled. This will make the content of each page still readable although the look and layout will be significantly altered. Best efforts have been made to make the site functional without these advanced features.


We recommend that users keep their browsers up-to-date to take advantage of new technologies. For more information on which browsers we support see the Browser Requirements section of this site.


Pages were also created to allow visually impaired users to use the site effectively using a screen reading aid. For example, all images on the Caisse populaire Web site have text describing the image. Title attributes tell users where a link will take them if they click on it. Also, structured headings are used so users can get an overview of the site and jump quickly to desired sections.



  • Calendar pop-ups for our product application forms and our calculators don't function if the Cascading Style Sheets are switched off. If you're using a screen reading aid for help, it won't be able to read the contents of the calendar. Simply enter the date manually by typing it in the following format: MM-DD-YYYY.
  • In our Products and Services section, there's a screen reading aid that reads the first heading of the form twice. There will be a screening aid on both request forms and application forms.

Adjusting your Browser Settings

Our Internet Banking service can be adapted for use by partially sighted members. You can change some of the options in your Internet browser. When using the latest version of Netscape or Internet Explorer, you will be able to: 

  • alter the size and colour of most text (but not images)
  • alter the background colour (black text on a yellow background gives the most contrast)
  • alter the line length, by changing the size and shape of your browser window
  • override the colour schemes of this website and others with your preferred settings
  • Refer to the accessibility topic in the help section of your browser for details to help change your browser settings.


Technologies Used

If you're technically inclined or interested about how we achieve accessibility, you may be interested in reading below. 

  • All pages on this site were authored using Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) 1.0 Transitional for markup.
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) have been used for visual layout, which follow the principle of separating content from presentation. If you're having difficulty reading the pages because the colours, fonts, etc, you can disable the CSS on your browser. Best efforts have been made to make the site functional without the use of CSS or JavaScript. Although the look and the layout of the site will be significantly altered.
  • Some pages on this site have been created using JavaScript (DOM 1/2) for browser effects.
  • All pages in this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles, etc. This helps users get an overview of the site when using an access aid and jump to desired sections.
  • Many links have TITLE attributes, except those where the text of the link already fully describes the target. These attributes describe where a link will take you when clicking it to help you navigate effectively through the site.
  • This site has been checked using W3C Validators for both XHTML and CSS. However, some features, such as banking and calculator pages, use legacy code and may not validate.

Testing and Validation

To test for compliance, we have used the following accessibility aids and resources: 

  • W3C WCAG Guidelines
  • IBM a Designer version1.02: a disability simulator helping Web designers ensure that their pages are accessible by the visually impaired.
  • JAWS 4.51 Screen reader software for the visually impaired.
  • This site has been checked using W3C Validators for both XHTML and CSS. However, some complex interactive features of this site, such as banking and calculator pages, may not validate.

This site has been cross-checked using Internet Explorer (5.5 +, PC only) and Netscape (7.2+, PC only). The site also uses Firefox (1.0, PC and Mac) and Safari (1.2 +, Mac only).


If you have any difficulties accessing any aspects of the site, please contact us.