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The House of Commons supports and promotes the participation of all citizens in parliamentary democracy, in particular when they access information through its website, visit the House of Commons, or participate in parliamentary business.

As part of its core value of inclusion, the House of Commons Administration is committed to attaining the highest level of accessibility possible.

Web Accessibility


For our website, our goal is to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 at the AA level. The WCAG 2.0 states: "Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general."

The House of Commons website reflects the collective memory of the institution and serves as a hub to enable Canadians to keep informed and get involved in our parliamentary democracy. The website draws information from many authors and applications which may result in not always meeting the level of accessibility that we strive to achieve. For example, we cannot guarantee the accessibility of documents or publications provided by third parties. Please contact us if you require documents or publications in an accessible format and we will work with you to make it available. We also welcome feedback regarding any accessibility issues you may encounter so that we may respond to your concerns and improve our website.

Improving Your Browsing Experience

The House undertakes periodic testing of a representative sampling of its website against Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 at the AA level. We then prioritize, plan and remedy issues. This process ensures we monitor and measure our progress towards an improved experience. The House of Commons also tests PDF documents for accessibility, especially when PDF is the sole format available.

To further improve your browsing experience on our site, we recommend applying the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) Tips for Customizing Your Computer available at (English only).

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning is available for the Chamber and televised committees proceedings live and on demand at the following link:

Parliamentary Precinct Accessibility:

Visit Parliament

All facilities are wheelchair accessible, and we make every effort to provide accommodations to visitors with disabilities. For more information, or to request sign language interpretation, please contact 613‑996‑0896.

Furthermore, arrangements can be made in advance to allow you to transport visitors with mobility challenges to the entrance. Please contact Tenant Operations at 613‑943‑4300 or to provide information about your vehicle at least 24 hours before your visit.

Witnesses Appearing Before a Committee

Witnesses with disabilities appearing before a committee who require accommodations should contact the clerk of the committee to make the necessary arrangements. The list and coordinates of committee clerks are available at

Contact Us

Requests, Suggestions and Technical Support

Please contact us if you require documents or publications in an accessible format and we will work with you to make it available.

For General Information

1‑866‑599‑4999 or 613‑992‑4793

TTY: 613‑995‑2266