Accessibility | Digital Museums Canada


At Digital Museums Canada we recognize that accessibility is a responsibility. Our goal is to ensure barrier-free access to Canada’s heritage by providing a program website and by supporting online projects that are accessible to all users regardless of their ability or the devices they use to access content. 

We believe that:

  • the website and projects should strive to offer a barrier-free experience for all users 
  • accessibility is the outcome of inclusive and thoughtful user experience design
  • an accessible project will benefit all users regardless of their ability and the devices they use to access the content 
  • you don’t need to reinvent the wheel… helpful resources are available. Visit our toolbox

We are committed to:

  • stay informed about and integrate best practices for making online content accessible  
  • work with other organizations to find accessible solutions for their projects 
  • support the use of web accessibility standards  
  • meet the AA compliance level of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1)  
  • hold projects to as high a level of accessibility standards as can be achieved  

This statement refers to launched in December 2020 and to DMC-funded online projects launched since 2020.  

This statement does not apply to older online projects accessible at


While we strive to make content accessible to as many users as possible, different factors can influence the quality of the experience. To help us improve your experience, if you come across barriers in using the Digital Museums Canada website, or accessing its information, we would like to hear from you: 

Canadian Museum of History Accessibility Plan

To learn more about what the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum are planning, read the electronic version of our Accessibility Plan. This version works with assistive technology.