Accessibility glossary

By the Translation Bureau

Find the English and French equivalents to 342 concepts on accessibility.

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About this glossary

The Government of Canada introduced Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act. This legislation demonstrates the Government of Canada's commitment to build a country where the entire Canadian population can participate fully in society without any barriers.

The Accessibility glossary, which contains 342 concepts, includes terminology related to Bill C-81 in the fields of sociology of work and technical aids for persons with disabilities. It will prove to be an indispensable tool for translators, the wider public service and the general public.

Date posted: March 2019

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access
Terminological data for access
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Preferred designations
  • access (noun)
  • accès (masculine noun)
Definitions

A place that is easily reached, an environment that is easily navigated or a program or service that can easily be obtained.

Lieu où l'on peut se rendre facilement, environnement où l'on s'oriente facilement ou programme ou service facile à obtenir.

accessibility
Terminological data for accessibility
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Preferred designations
  • accessibility (noun)
  • accessibilité (feminine noun)
Notes

The combination of aspects that influence a person's ability to function within an environment.

Ensemble d'aspects qui peuvent influencer la capacité d'une personne à fonctionner dans un environnement.

Accessibility, Accommodations and Adaptive Computer Technology Program
Terminological data for Accessibility, Accommodations and Adaptive Computer Technology Program
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Preferred designations
  • Accessibility, Accommodations and Adaptive Computer Technology Program (noun)
  • Programme d'accessibilité, d'adaptation et de technologie informatique adaptée (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • AAACT Program (unofficial, noun)
  • Programme d'AATIA (unofficial, masculine noun)
Notes

Shared Services Canada.

Services partagés Canada.

accessibility and inclusion lens
Terminological data for accessibility and inclusion lens
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Preferred designations
  • accessibility and inclusion lens (noun phrase)
  • optique d'accessibilité et d'inclusion (feminine noun phrase)
Definitions

A mechanism by which programs and services can be assessed to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal access to and equitable inclusion in programs and services.

Mécanisme d'évaluation des programmes et des services afin d'assurer une égalité d'accès et une inclusion équitable des personnes ayant des incapacités aux programmes et aux services.

accessibility awareness
Terminological data for accessibility awareness
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  • accessibility awareness (noun)
  • sensibilisation à l'accessibilité (feminine noun)
Accessibility Centre of Excellence
Terminological data for Accessibility Centre of Excellence
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  • Accessibility Centre of Excellence (noun)
  • ACE (noun)
  • Centre d'excellence en accessibilité (masculine noun)
  • CEA (masculine noun)
Notes

Employment and Social Development Canada's Accessibility Centre of Excellence supports employees and managers in accessibility-related matters. It raises awareness and provides training on accommodation responsibilities.

Le Centre d'excellence en accessibilité d'Emploi et Développement social Canada appuie les employés et les gestionnaires en matière d'accessibilité. Il fait de la sensibilisation et offre de la formation au sujet des responsabilités en matière d'adaptation.

accessibility checklist for planners
Terminological data for accessibility checklist for planners
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  • accessibility checklist for planners (noun)
  • liste de contrôle sur l'accessibilité pour planificateurs (feminine noun)
Accessibility Commissioner
Terminological data for Accessibility Commissioner
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  • Accessibility Commissioner (noun)
  • commissaire à l'accessibilité (masculine and feminine noun)
Notes

The Accessibility Commissioner, appointed by the Governor in Council, reports to the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities. The Commissioner is responsible for compliance and enforcement activities as well as handling complaints for all other activities and sectors under federal jurisdiction.

Le commissaire à l'accessibilité est nommé par le gouverneur en conseil et relève du ministre des Sports et des Personnes handicapées. Le commissaire est responsable des activités de conformité et d'application de la loi, ainsi que du règlement des plaintes portant sur tout autre secteur ou activité de compétence fédérale.

Accessibility Committee
Terminological data for Accessibility Committee
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  • Accessibility Committee (noun)
  • Comité sur l'accessibilité (masculine noun)
Notes

Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada.

accessibility complaint
Terminological data for accessibility complaint
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  • accessibility complaint (noun)
  • plainte concernant l'accessibilité (feminine noun)
accessibility issue
Terminological data for accessibility issue
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  • accessibility issue (noun)
  • problème d'accessibilité (masculine noun)
accessibility legislation
Terminological data for accessibility legislation
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  • accessibility legislation (noun)
  • législation sur l'accessibilité (feminine noun)
accessibility level
Terminological data for accessibility level
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  • accessibility level (noun)
  • niveau d'accessibilité (masculine noun)
Examples
  • equivalent accessibility level
  • greater accessibility level
  • niveau d'accessibilité équivalent
  • niveau d'accessibilité supérieur
Accessibility Office
Terminological data for Accessibility Office
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  • Accessibility Office (noun)
  • Bureau de l'accessibilité (masculine noun)
Notes

The Accessibility Office oversees Public Services and Procurement Canada's efforts to strengthen accessibility and inclusion by removing barriers to full participation in the way it works and in the services it provides.

Le Bureau de l'accessibilité supervise les efforts que Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada déploie pour renforcer l'accessibilité et l'inclusion en éliminant les obstacles à une pleine participation dans ses méthodes de travail et dans la prestation de ses services.

accessibility plan
Terminological data for accessibility plan
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  • accessibility plan (noun)
  • plan d'accessibilité (masculine noun)
accessibility regulations
Terminological data for accessibility regulations
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  • accessibility regulations (plural noun)
  • règlements sur l'accessibilité (plural masculine noun)
accessibility requirement
Terminological data for accessibility requirement
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  • accessibility requirement (noun)
  • exigence d'accessibilité (feminine noun)
accessibility standard
Terminological data for accessibility standard
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  • accessibility standard (noun)
  • norme d'accessibilité (feminine noun)
accessibility strategy
Terminological data for accessibility strategy
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  • accessibility strategy (noun)
  • stratégie sur l'accessibilité (feminine noun)
accessibility supported technology
Terminological data for accessibility supported technology
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  • accessibility supported technology (noun)
  • technologie compatible avec l'accessibilité (feminine noun)
Notes

Technology supported by users' assistive technologies as well as the accessibility features in operating systems, browsers and other user agents.

Technologie qui fonctionne avec les technologies d'assistance et les fonctionnalités d'accessibilité des systèmes d'exploitation, des navigateurs ainsi que d'autres agents utilisateurs.

Accessibility Unit
Terminological data for Accessibility Unit
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  • Accessibility Unit (noun)
  • Unité sur l'accessibilité (feminine noun)
Notes

The Accessibility Unit is comprised of employees of the Canadian Human Rights Commission and it supports the Accessibility Commissioner in the exercise of their powers and the performance of their duties and functions under the Accessible Canada Act.

L'Unité sur l'accessibilité est composée de personnel de la Commission canadienne des droits de la personne et soutient le commissaire à l'accessibilité dans l'exercice des attributions qui lui sont conférées par la Loi canadienne sur l'accessibilité.

accessible
Terminological data for accessible
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  • accessible (adjective)
  • accessible (adjective)
Definitions

Referring to a place that is easily reached, an environment that is easily navigated or a program or service that can easily be obtained.

Se dit d'un lieu où l'on peut se rendre facilement, d'un environnement où l'on s'oriente facilement ou d'un programme ou d'un service facile à obtenir.

Examples
  • accessible service
  • accessible website
  • service accessible
  • site Web accessible
accessible accommodation
Terminological data for accessible accommodation
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  • accessible accommodation (noun)
  • hébergement accessible (masculine noun)
accessible and inclusive communication
Terminological data for accessible and inclusive communication
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  • accessible and inclusive communication (noun phrase)
  • communication accessible et inclusive (feminine noun phrase)
Accessible Canada Act
Terminological data for Accessible Canada Act
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  • Accessible Canada Act (noun)
  • Loi canadienne sur l'accessibilité (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada (noun)
  • Loi visant à faire du Canada un pays exempt d'obstacles (feminine noun)
accessible customer service
Terminological data for accessible customer service
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  • accessible customer service (noun)
  • service à la clientèle accessible (masculine noun)
accessible design
Terminological data for accessible design
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  • accessible design (noun)
  • conception accessible (feminine noun)
accessible facility
Terminological data for accessible facility
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  • accessible facility (noun)
  • installation accessible (feminine noun)
accessible format
Terminological data for accessible format
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  • accessible format (noun)
  • format accessible (masculine noun)
Notes

Accessible formats are, for example, large print, recorded audio and electronic formats and other formats usable by persons with disabilities.

Les formats accessibles sont, par exemple, de gros caractères, des formats électroniques et audio enregistrés et d'autres formats utilisables par des personnes ayant des incapacités.

accessible means of transport
Terminological data for accessible means of transport
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  • accessible means of transport (noun)
  • moyen de transport accessible (masculine noun)
accessible meeting
Terminological data for accessible meeting
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  • accessible meeting (noun)
  • réunion accessible (feminine noun)
Notes

An accessible meeting should take into consideration accessibility requirements in order to allow everyone to participate, including persons with disabilities.

Une réunion accessible est planifiée en tenant compte des critères en matière d'accessibilité afin de permettre à tous d'y participer, y compris les personnes ayant des incapacités.

accessible parking
Terminological data for accessible parking
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  • accessible parking (noun)
  • stationnement accessible (masculine noun)
accessible procurement
Terminological data for accessible procurement
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  • accessible procurement (noun)
  • approvisionnement accessible (masculine noun)
Notes

Accessible procurement involves determining what is required for a product or service to be accessible and finding ways to meet those requirements.

L'approvisionnement accessible permet de déterminer ce qui est nécessaire pour qu'un produit ou un service soit accessible et de prendre les moyens requis pour répondre à ces exigences.

Accessible Procurement Toolkit
Terminological data for Accessible Procurement Toolkit
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  • Accessible Procurement Toolkit (noun)
  • Boîte à outils pour l'approvisionnement accessible (feminine noun)
Notes

Industry Canada's Accessible Procurement Toolkit includes specifications for installing telecommunication equipment in office settings based on section 508 of the American Rehabilitation Act.

La Boîte à outils pour l'approvisionnement accessible d'Industrie Canada fait état des spécifications relatives à l'installation des matériels de télécommunications dans les bureaux en fonction de l'article 508 de la Rehabilitation Act des États-Unis.

accessible staffing
Terminological data for accessible staffing
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  • accessible staffing (noun)
  • dotation accessible (feminine noun)
Notes

Accessible staffing must comply with accessibility standards and requirements to support employee recruitment and accommodations.

La dotation accessible doit respecter les normes et les exigences d'accessibilité pour soutenir le recrutement et les mesures d'adaptation des employés.

accessible training
Terminological data for accessible training
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  • accessible training (noun)
  • formation accessible (feminine noun)
Definitions

A training session that complies with individual accommodation needs and that includes adaptive resources.

Séance d'apprentissage qui respecte les besoins individuels en matière d'adaptation et qui comprend des ressources adaptées.

accessible website
Terminological data for accessible website
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Preferred designations
  • accessible website (noun)
  • site Web accessible (masculine noun)
Definitions

A website that follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and that allows persons with disabilities to use assistive technologies, including text-to-speech software, to enable and assist with web browsing.

Site Web qui respecte les Règles pour l'accessibilité des contenus Web et qui permet aux personnes ayant des incapacités d'utiliser les technologies d'assistance, y compris un logiciel de conversion de texte en parole afin de leur permettre de naviguer sur le Web.

Examples
  • accessible website design
  • conception de site Web accessible
accessible workplace [1]
Terminological data for accessible workplace [1]
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  • accessible workplace [1] (noun)
  • lieu de travail accessible (masculine noun)
accessible workplace [2]
Terminological data for accessible workplace [2]
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  • accessible workplace [2] (noun)
  • environnement de travail accessible (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • accessible work environment (noun)
  • milieu de travail accessible (masculine noun)
access ramp
Terminological data for access ramp
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  • access ramp (noun)
  • rampe d'accès (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • ramp (noun)
  • rampe (feminine noun)
access standard
Terminological data for access standard
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  • access standard (noun)
  • norme en matière d'accès (feminine noun)
accommodation
Terminological data for accommodation
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  • accommodation (noun)
  • adaptation (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • accommodation measure (noun)
  • mesure d'adaptation (feminine noun)
  • accommodement (masculine noun)
Definitions

The personalized adaptation of a workplace to overcome the barriers faced by persons with disabilities.

Modification personnalisée apportée à un lieu de travail afin de permettre aux personnes ayant des incapacités de surmonter les obstacles auxquels elles font face.

accommodation information
Terminological data for accommodation information
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  • accommodation information (noun)
  • renseignements sur les besoins en matière d'adaptation (plural masculine noun)
accommodation need
Terminological data for accommodation need
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  • accommodation need (noun)
  • besoin en matière d'adaptation (masculine noun)
accommodation plan
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  • accommodation plan (noun)
  • plan d'adaptation (masculine noun)
accommodation request
Terminological data for accommodation request
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  • accommodation request (noun)
  • demande d'adaptation (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • demande de mesures d'adaptation (feminine noun)
activity limitation
Terminological data for activity limitation
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Preferred designations
  • activity limitation (noun)
  • limitation d'activité (feminine noun)
Definitions

A difficulty encountered by a person in carrying out a task or action.

Difficulté rencontrée par une personne dans l'exécution d'une tâche ou d'une action.

adaptive computer technology
Terminological data for adaptive computer technology
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  • adaptive computer technology (noun)
  • technologie informatique adaptée (feminine noun)
adaptive desktop
Terminological data for adaptive desktop
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  • adaptive desktop (noun)
  • bureau informatique adapté (masculine noun)
adaptive device
Terminological data for adaptive device
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  • adaptive device (noun)
  • matériel adapté (masculine noun)
Examples
  • work-related adaptive device
  • matériel adapté lié au travail
adaptive keyboard
Terminological data for adaptive keyboard
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  • adaptive keyboard (noun)
  • clavier adapté (masculine noun)
adaptive mouse
Terminological data for adaptive mouse
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  • adaptive mouse (noun)
  • souris adaptée (feminine noun)
adaptive pointing device
Terminological data for adaptive pointing device
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  • adaptive pointing device (noun)
  • dispositif de pointage adapté (masculine noun)
adaptive technology
Terminological data for adaptive technology
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  • adaptive technology (noun)
  • technologie adaptée (feminine noun)
adjustable reading table
Terminological data for adjustable reading table
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  • adjustable reading table (noun)
  • table de lecture réglable (feminine noun)
alternate version
Terminological data for alternate version
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  • alternate version (noun)
  • version de remplacement (feminine noun)
alternative format
Terminological data for alternative format
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  • alternative format (noun)
  • média substitut (masculine noun)
American Sign Language
Terminological data for American Sign Language
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  • American Sign Language (noun)
  • ASL (noun)
  • American Sign Language (feminine noun)
  • ASL (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • langue ASL (feminine noun)
amplified handset
Terminological data for amplified handset
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  • amplified handset (noun)
  • combiné amplificateur (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • voice-amplifying handset (noun)
n/a
amplified telephone
Terminological data for amplified telephone
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  • amplified telephone (noun)
  • téléphone amplifié (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • amplified phone (noun)
  • voice-amplifying phone (noun)
n/a
application
Terminological data for application
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  • application (noun)
  • app (noun)
  • application (feminine noun)
  • appli (feminine noun)
architectural accommodation
Terminological data for architectural accommodation
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  • architectural accommodation (noun)
  • adaptation architecturale (feminine noun)
architectural barrier
Terminological data for architectural barrier
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  • architectural barrier (noun)
  • obstacle architectural (masculine noun)
assistive device
Terminological data for assistive device
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  • assistive device (noun)
  • dispositif d'assistance (masculine noun)
assistive listening device
Terminological data for assistive listening device
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  • assistive listening device (noun)
  • ALD (noun)
  • aide de suppléance à l'audition (feminine noun)
  • ASA (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • dispositif d'aide à l'écoute (masculine noun)
assistive listening system
Terminological data for assistive listening system
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  • assistive listening system (noun)
  • ALS (noun)
  • système de sonorisation assistée (masculine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • système d'aide à l'écoute (masculine noun)
assistive technology
Terminological data for assistive technology
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  • assistive technology (noun)
  • technologie d'assistance (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • technologie d'aide (feminine noun)
Association of Federal Public Servants with Vision Impairments
Terminological data for Association of Federal Public Servants with Vision Impairments
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  • Association of Federal Public Servants with Vision Impairments (noun)
  • AFPSVIP (noun)
  • Association of Federal Public Servants with Vision Impairments (feminine noun)
  • AFPSVIP (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • Association des fonctionnaires fédéraux ayant une déficience visuelle (unofficial, feminine noun)
  • AFFDV (unofficial, feminine noun)
attendant service
Terminological data for attendant service
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  • attendant service (noun)
  • service auxiliaire (masculine noun)
Definitions

A service for employees with disabilities who require assistance with the duties of their position, as well as assistance with the activities of everyday living during the employee's hours of work.

Service pour les employés ayant des incapacités qui ont besoin d'aide pour effectuer les tâches relatives à leur poste et pour mener certaines activités quotidiennes au cours des heures de travail.

attitudinal barrier
Terminological data for attitudinal barrier
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  • attitudinal barrier (noun)
  • obstacle comportemental (masculine noun)
Definitions

A behaviourist difficulty based on individual beliefs, knowledge, experience and education.

Difficulté d'ordre comportementaliste fondée sur les croyances, les connaissances, les expériences et les formations individuelles.

audio description
Terminological data for audio description
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  • audio description (noun)
  • audiodescription (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • description auditive (feminine noun)
  • description sonore (feminine noun)
auditory signage
Terminological data for auditory signage
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  • auditory signage (noun)
  • signalisation auditive (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • signalisation sonore (feminine noun)
auditory signal
Terminological data for auditory signal
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  • auditory signal (noun)
  • signal auditif (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • sound signal (noun)
  • signal sonore (masculine noun)
automatic door
Terminological data for automatic door
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  • automatic door (noun)
  • porte automatique (feminine noun)
awareness
Terminological data for awareness
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  • awareness (noun)
  • sensibilisation (feminine noun)

- Glossary - letter B

barrier
Terminological data for barrier
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Preferred designations
  • barrier (noun)
  • obstacle (masculine noun)
Definitions

Anything physical, architectural, technological or attitudinal, that is based on information or communications or that is the result of a policy or a practice, that hinders the full and equal participation in society of persons with a physical, mental, intellectual, learning, communication or sensory impairment or a functional limitation.

Tout élément de nature physique, architecturale, technologique ou comportementale, qui est basé sur des informations ou des communications, ou qui résulte d'une politique ou d'une pratique, qui nuit à la participation pleine et égale dans la société des personnes ayant une déficience physique, cognitive, intellectuelle, sensorielle, des troubles d'apprentissage ou de la communication ou des limitations fonctionnelles.

barrier-free
Terminological data for barrier-free
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  • barrier-free (adjective)
  • exempt d'obstacles (adjective)
Other designations n/a
  • sans obstacles (adjective)
Definitions

Designed or planned to give access to persons with disabilities.

Conçu ou planifié en vue de donner l'accès aux personnes ayant des incapacités.

barrier-free government
Terminological data for barrier-free government
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  • barrier-free government (noun)
  • gouvernement exempt d'obstacles (masculine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • gouvernement sans obstacles (masculine noun)
barrier-free workplace [1]
Terminological data for barrier-free workplace [1]
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  • barrier-free workplace [1] (noun)
  • lieu de travail exempt d'obstacles (masculine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • lieu de travail sans obstacles (masculine noun)
barrier-free workplace [2]
Terminological data for barrier-free workplace [2]
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  • barrier-free workplace [2] (noun)
  • environnement de travail exempt d'obstacles (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • barrier-free work environment (noun)
  • environnement de travail sans obstacles (masculine noun)
  • milieu de travail exempt d'obstacles (masculine noun)
  • milieu de travail sans obstacles (masculine noun)
barrier identification
Terminological data for barrier identification
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  • barrier identification (noun)
  • identification d'obstacles (feminine noun)
barrier removal
Terminological data for barrier removal
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  • barrier removal (noun)
  • élimination d'obstacles (feminine noun)
barrier to accessibility
Terminological data for barrier to accessibility
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  • barrier to accessibility (noun)
  • obstacle à l'accessibilité (masculine noun)
blindness
Terminological data for blindness
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  • blindness (noun)
  • cécité (feminine noun)
braille
Terminological data for braille
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  • braille (noun)
  • braille (masculine noun)
braille cell
Terminological data for braille cell
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  • braille cell (noun)
  • cellule braille (feminine noun)
braille display
Terminological data for braille display
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  • braille display (noun)
  • afficheur braille (masculine noun)
Definitions

An apparatus placed in front of a regular keyboard that displays braille text units on a 40 or 80-character grid.

Appareil placé à l'avant d'un clavier ordinaire qui permet l'affichage d'unités de texte en braille sur une grille de 40 ou 80 caractères.

Examples
  • refreshable braille display
  • afficheur braille dynamique
braille indicator knob
Terminological data for braille indicator knob
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Preferred designations
  • braille indicator knob (noun)
  • bouton indicateur braille (masculine noun)
braille keyboard
Terminological data for braille keyboard
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  • braille keyboard (noun)
  • clavier braille (masculine noun)
braille writing
Terminological data for braille writing
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  • braille writing (noun)
  • écriture braille (feminine noun)
Broadcasting Act
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  • Broadcasting Act (noun)
  • Loi sur la radiodiffusion (feminine noun)
built-in accessibility
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  • built-in accessibility (noun)
  • accessibilité intégrée (feminine noun)

- Glossary - letter C

Canada Transportation Act
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  • Canada Transportation Act (noun)
  • Loi sur les transports au Canada (feminine noun)
Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization
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  • Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization (noun)
  • Organisation canadienne d'élaboration de normes d'accessibilité (feminine noun)
Canadian Board Diversity Council
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  • Canadian Board Diversity Council (noun)
  • CBDC (noun)
  • Canadian Board Diversity Council (masculine noun)
  • CBDC (masculine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • Conseil canadien pour la diversité administrative (unofficial, masculine noun)
  • CCDA (unofficial, masculine noun)
Notes

The Canadian Board Diversity Council is the leading Canadian organization advancing diversity on Canada's boards through research, network building, board training and best practice education.

Le Canadian Board Diversity Council est l'organisme chef de file en matière de promotion de la diversité dans les conseils d'administration canadiens par l'entremise de la recherche, d'établissement de réseaux, de la formation et d'éducation en matière de pratiques exemplaires.

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (noun)
  • Charte canadienne des droits et libertés (feminine noun)
Canadian Human Rights Act
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  • Canadian Human Rights Act (noun)
  • Loi canadienne sur les droits de la personne (feminine noun)
Canadian Human Rights Commission
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  • Canadian Human Rights Commission (noun)
  • Commission canadienne des droits de la personne (feminine noun)
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
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  • Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (noun)
  • Tribunal canadien des droits de la personne (masculine noun)
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
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  • Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (noun)
  • Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (masculine noun)
Canadian Transportation Agency
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  • Canadian Transportation Agency (noun)
  • Office des transports du Canada (masculine noun)
caption
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  • caption (noun)
  • sous-titre (masculine noun)
Notes

Captions convey not only the content of spoken dialogue, but also equivalents for non-dialogue audio information needed to understand the program content, including sound effects, music, laughter and speaker identification and location.

Les sous-titres ne communiquent pas seulement le contenu des dialogues parlés, mais aussi des équivalents pour les informations audio autres que le dialogue et qui sont nécessaires à la compréhension du contenu du programme, y compris les effets sonores, la musique, les rires et l'identification et le positionnement des interlocuteurs.

captioned telephone
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  • captioned telephone (noun)
  • téléphone à sous-titrage (masculine noun)
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  • captioned phone (noun)
n/a
captioning
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  • captioning (noun)
  • sous-titrage (masculine noun)
captionist
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  • captionist (noun)
  • sous-titreur (masculine noun)
  • sous-titreuse (feminine noun)
Chief Accessibility Officer
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  • Chief Accessibility Officer (noun)
  • dirigeant principal de l'accessibilité (masculine noun)
  • dirigeante principale de l'accessibilité (feminine noun)
Notes

The Chief Accessibility Officer is responsible for monitoring and reporting to the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities on the implementation of the Accessible Canada Act across all sectors. The Officer is also responsible for reporting and providing advice to the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities on emerging and systemic issues.

Le dirigeant principal de l'accessibilité est responsable de la surveillance de la mise en œuvre de la Loi canadienne sur l'accessibilité dans tous les secteurs, ainsi que de l'établissement des rapports destinés au ministre des Sports et des Personnes handicapées. Il doit également présenter des avis au ministre des Sports et des Personnes handicapées concernant les enjeux nouveaux et systémiques, et produire les rapports connexes.

chronic illness
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  • chronic illness (noun)
  • maladie chronique (feminine noun)
chronic injury
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  • chronic injury (noun)
  • blessure chronique (feminine noun)
clear and accessible communication
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  • clear and accessible communication (noun phrase)
  • communication claire et accessible (feminine noun phrase)
closed caption
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  • closed caption (noun)
  • sous-titre codé (masculine noun)
closed captioning
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  • closed captioning (noun)
  • sous-titrage codé (masculine noun)
cognitive limitation
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  • cognitive limitation (noun)
  • limitation cognitive (feminine noun)
common look and feel for the Internet
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  • common look and feel for the Internet (noun)
  • CLF (noun)
  • CL&F (noun)
  • normalisation des sites Internet (feminine noun)
  • NSI (feminine noun)
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  • common look and feel (noun)
  • CLF (noun)
  • CL&F (noun)
n/a
communication access realtime translation
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  • communication access realtime translation (noun)
  • CART (noun)
  • traduction en temps réel des communications (feminine noun)
  • CART (feminine noun)
communication board
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  • communication board (noun)
  • tableau de communication (masculine noun)
communication strategy
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  • communication strategy (noun)
  • stratégie de communication (feminine noun)
compensation
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  • compensation (noun)
  • indemnité (feminine noun)
complainant
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  • complainant (noun)
  • plaignant (masculine noun)
  • plaignante (feminine noun)
complaint
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  • complaint (noun)
  • plainte (feminine noun)
compliance
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  • compliance (noun)
  • conformité (feminine noun)
compliance agreement
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  • compliance agreement (noun)
  • entente de conformité (feminine noun)
compliance audit
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  • compliance audit (noun)
  • vérification de conformité (feminine noun)
compliance order
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  • compliance order (noun)
  • ordre de conformité (masculine noun)
comprehensive workplace health and safety program
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  • comprehensive workplace health and safety program (noun)
  • CWHSP (noun)
  • programme exhaustif de santé et de sécurité au travail (masculine noun)
  • PESST (masculine noun)
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  • CWHS program (noun)
n/a
computerized note-taking
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  • computerized note-taking (noun)
  • prise de notes informatisée (feminine noun)
conforming alternate version
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  • conforming alternate version (noun)
  • version de remplacement conforme (feminine noun)
contravention
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  • contravention (noun)
  • contravention (feminine noun)
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (noun)
  • CRPD (noun)
  • Convention relative aux droits des personnes handicapées (feminine noun)
  • CDPH (feminine noun)
corrective measures
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  • corrective measures (plural noun)
  • mesures correctives (plural feminine noun)
culture transformation measures
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  • culture transformation measures (plural noun)
  • mesures de transformation de la culture (plural feminine noun)
curb cut
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  • curb cut (noun)
  • bateau-pavé (masculine noun)
Definitions

A lowered curb level to allow pedestrians to move easily from sidewalk to street.

Abaissement du niveau du trottoir permettant aux piétons de passer facilement du trottoir à la rue.

- Glossary - letter D

deafblindness
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  • deafblindness (noun)
  • surdicécité (feminine noun)
deafened person
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  • deafened person (noun)
  • personne devenue sourde (feminine noun)
deafness
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  • deafness (noun)
  • surdité (feminine noun)
described video
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  • described video (noun)
  • DV (noun)
  • vidéodescription (feminine noun)
  • VD (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • video description (noun)
  • described narration (noun)
  • description vidéo (feminine noun)
  • description narrative (feminine noun)
digital inclusion
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  • digital inclusion (noun)
  • inclusion numérique (feminine noun)
Notes

Digital inclusion refers to the activities needed to ensure that all individuals have access to and use of information and communication technologies.

L'inclusion numérique désigne les activités nécessaires afin de s'assurer que toutes les personnes aient accès aux technologies de l'information et des communications et soient en mesure de les utiliser.

digital workspace
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  • digital workspace (noun)
  • espace de travail numérique (masculine noun)
dignity
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  • dignity (noun)
  • dignité (feminine noun)
disability [1]
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  • disability [1] (noun)
  • incapacité (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • functional limitation (noun)
  • limitation fonctionnelle (feminine noun)
Definitions

A partial or full reduction in the ability of a human being to perform an activity in a manner or within the range considered normal because of an impairment.

Réduction partielle ou totale de la capacité d'accomplir une activité d'une façon normale ou dans les limites considérées comme normales à cause d'une déficience.

Notes

The designation "functional limitation" is mainly used in the fields of occupational health and safety and insurance.

La désignation « limitation fonctionnelle » s'emploie plutôt dans les domaines de la santé et sécurité au travail et de l'assurance.

disability [2]
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  • disability [2] (noun)
  • handicap (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • handicap (noun)
n/a
Definitions

The result of the interaction between a person and behavioural and environmental barriers that hinder their full and effective participation in society on the basis of equality due to an impairment.

Résultat de l'interaction entre une personne et les barrières comportementales et environnementales qui font obstacle à sa pleine et effective participation à la société sur la base de l'égalité avec les autres en raison d'une déficience.

Notes

On the social level, a person with disabilities cannot remove the barriers that hinder the achievement of their full autonomy.

The designation "handicap" should not be used to describe a disability, but rather a situation.

Sur le plan social, une personne ayant des incapacités se trouve en situation de handicap lorsqu'elle ne peut pas lever les barrières qui font obstacle à la réalisation de sa pleine autonomie.

La désignation « handicap » ne doit pas être utilisée pour décrire une incapacité, mais plutôt une situation.

disabling health event
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  • disabling health event (noun)
  • problème de santé invalidant (masculine noun)
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  • disabling health problem (noun)
n/a
discrimination
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  • discrimination (noun)
  • discrimination (feminine noun)
diversity
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  • diversity (noun)
  • diversité (feminine noun)
duty to accommodate
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  • duty to accommodate (noun)
  • obligation d'adaptation (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • obligation de prendre des mesures d'adaptation (feminine noun)

- Glossary - letter E

electronic teletypewriter
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  • electronic teletypewriter (noun)
  • téléimprimeur électronique (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • electronic teleprinter (noun)
  • téléscripteur électronique (masculine noun)
Employee Advisory Committee on Accessibility
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  • Employee Advisory Committee on Accessibility (noun)
  • Comité consultatif des employés sur l'accessibilité (masculine noun)
Notes

The purpose of the advisory committee is to share thoughts on how Public Services and Procurement Canada can remove barriers for departmental employees and how it can support an accessible and inclusive workplace.

Comité consultatif qui a pour objectif de faire connaître les observations sur la façon dont Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada peut éliminer les obstacles que rencontrent les employés du ministère, et la façon dont il peut favoriser un milieu de travail accessible et inclusif.

employee assistance program
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  • employee assistance program (noun)
  • EAP (noun)
  • programme d'aide aux employés (masculine noun)
  • PAE (masculine noun)
Employment Equity Act
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  • Employment Equity Act (noun)
  • EEA (unofficial, noun)
  • Loi sur l'équité en matière d'emploi (feminine noun)
  • LEE (unofficial, feminine noun)
Employment Equity and Diversity Policy
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  • Employment Equity and Diversity Policy (noun)
  • Politique sur l'équité en matière d'emploi et la diversité (feminine noun)
enforcement officer
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  • enforcement officer (noun)
  • agent verbalisateur (masculine noun)
  • agente verbalisatrice (feminine noun)
episodic disability
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  • episodic disability (noun)
  • incapacité épisodique (feminine noun)
equality
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  • equality (noun)
  • égalité (feminine noun)
equal opportunity
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  • equal opportunity (noun)
  • égalité des chances (feminine noun)
ergonomic assessment
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  • ergonomic assessment (noun)
  • évaluation ergonomique (feminine noun)
ergonomic solution
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  • ergonomic solution (noun)
  • solution ergonomique (feminine noun)
evacuation need
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  • evacuation need (noun)
  • besoin particulier en matière d'évacuation (masculine noun)
extended audio description
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  • extended audio description (noun)
  • audiodescription étendue (feminine noun)

- Glossary - letter F

fair hiring practice
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  • fair hiring practice (noun)
  • pratique d'embauche équitable (feminine noun)
fair wage
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  • fair wage (noun)
  • salaire équitable (masculine noun)
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  • fair salary (noun)
n/a
Federal Accessibility Strategy Action Plan
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  • Federal Accessibility Strategy Action Plan (noun)
  • Plan d'action pour la stratégie fédérale relative à l'accessibilité (masculine noun)
Notes

The Federal Accessibility Strategy Action Plan proposes that accessibility be at the core of career management for persons with disabilities by default. The action plan provides that supportive considerations are built in at the initial design stages and on entry into the public service and that each employee who has disabilities is to have an individual accommodation plan.

Le Plan d'action pour la stratégie fédérale relative à l'accessibilité propose que l'accessibilité par défaut soit au cœur de la gestion de carrière des personnes ayant des incapacités. Le plan d'action prévoit des mesures de soutien intégrées aux étapes de la conception initiale et de l'entrée dans la fonction publique, ainsi qu'un plan d'adaptation individuel à chaque employé ayant des incapacités.

Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act
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  • Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act (noun)
  • Loi sur les relations de travail dans le secteur public fédéral (feminine noun)
Federal Public Service Job Accommodation Network for Employees with Disabilities
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  • Federal Public Service Job Accommodation Network for Employees with Disabilities (noun)
  • FPS-JAN (noun)
  • Réseau d'aménagements pour les employés handicapés de la fonction publique fédérale (masculine noun)
  • RA-FPF (masculine noun)
Notes

The Federal Public Service Job Accommodation Network for Employees with Disabilities facilitates access to advice, policy information, relevant accommodation programs and services for managers, employees with disabilities and public service employees in general.

Le Réseau d'aménagements pour les employés handicapés de la fonction publique fédérale aide les gestionnaires, les employés ayant des incapacités et l'ensemble des employés de la fonction publique à obtenir des conseils et des renseignements sur les politiques en matière d'adaptation et à se prévaloir des programmes et des services afférents.

feedback
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  • feedback (noun)
  • rétroaction (feminine noun)
feedback process
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  • feedback process (noun)
  • processus de rétroaction (masculine noun)
file a complaint
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  • file a complaint (verb phrase)
  • déposer une plainte (verb phrase)
fingerspelling
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  • fingerspelling (noun)
  • dactylangage (masculine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • dactylologie (feminine noun)
fitness to work
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  • fitness to work (noun)
  • aptitude au travail (feminine noun)
fit to work
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  • fit to work (adjective)
  • apte au travail (adjective)
fit to work assessment
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  • fit to work assessment (noun)
  • évaluation de l'aptitude au travail (feminine noun)
flexibility
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  • flexibility (noun)
  • flexibilité (feminine noun)
frequency modulation system
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  • frequency modulation system (noun)
  • système de modulation de fréquence (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • FM system (noun)
  • système FM (masculine noun)
Definitions

An assistive listening device for hard-of-hearing persons that transmits sound picked up from a microphone on an FM radio frequency.

Dispositif technique pour personnes malentendantes qui transmet le son capté à l'aide d'un microphone sur des radiofréquences FM.

functional capability
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  • functional capability (noun)
  • capacité fonctionnelle (feminine noun)
functional evaluation
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  • functional evaluation (noun)
  • évaluation fonctionnelle (feminine noun)
functional impairment
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  • functional impairment (noun)
  • déficience fonctionnelle (feminine noun)
functioning
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  • functioning (noun)
  • fonctionnement (masculine noun)
Notes

Functioning encompasses body functions, activities and participation in all aspects of society.

Le fonctionnement se rapporte aux fonctions organiques, aux activités de la personne et à la participation au sein de la société.

- Glossary - letter G

grievance
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  • grievance (noun)
  • grief (masculine noun)
guide dog
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  • guide dog (noun)
  • chien-guide (masculine noun)

- Glossary - letter H

harassment
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  • harassment (noun)
  • harcèlement (masculine noun)
hearing aid
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  • hearing aid (noun)
  • appareil auditif (masculine noun)
hearing dog
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  • hearing dog (noun)
  • chien-guide pour personne sourde (masculine noun)
hearing impairment
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  • hearing impairment (noun)
  • déficience auditive (feminine noun)

- Glossary - letter I

impairment
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  • impairment (noun)
  • déficience (feminine noun)
Definitions

Any loss, malformation or abnormality of a psychological, physiological or anatomical structure or function due to observable and measurable medical conditions that can be diagnosed.

Perte, malformation ou anomalie d'une structure ou d'une fonction mentale, psychologique ou anatomique résultant d'un état pathologique observable, mesurable et pouvant faire l'objet d'un diagnostic.

inclusion
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  • inclusion (noun)
  • inclusion (feminine noun)
inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace
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  • inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace (noun phrase)
  • environnement de travail inclusif, accessible et respectueux (masculine noun phrase)
Other designations
  • inclusive, accessible and respectful work environment (noun phrase)
  • milieu de travail inclusif, accessible et respectueux (masculine noun phrase)
inclusive conference
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  • inclusive conference (noun)
  • conférence inclusive (feminine noun)
inclusive design
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  • inclusive design (noun)
  • conception inclusive (feminine noun)
Inclusive Design Institute
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  • Inclusive Design Institute (noun)
  • Inclusive Design Institute (masculine noun)
Notes

Part of the Ontario College of Art & Design University, the Inclusive Design Institute is Canada's first research hub focused on digital inclusion.

Composante de l'Université de l'École d'art et de design de l'Ontario, l'Inclusive Design Institute est le premier centre de recherche canadien qui se concentre sur l'inclusion numérique.

Inclusive Design Research Centre
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  • Inclusive Design Research Centre (noun)
  • Inclusive Design Research Centre (masculine noun)
Notes

A research and development centre of the Ontario College of Art & Design University.

Centre de recherche et de développement de l'Université de l'École d'art et de design de l'Ontario.

inclusive leadership
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  • inclusive leadership (noun)
  • leadership inclusif (masculine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • direction inclusive (feminine noun)
Definitions

The ability of an individual to be aware of their own biases and preferences and to consider different views and perspectives to make better decisions.

Capacité d'une personne à reconnaître ses préjugés et ses préférences et à tenir compte de différentes opinions afin de prendre des décisions plus éclairées.

inclusive meeting
Terminological data for inclusive meeting
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Preferred designations
  • inclusive meeting (noun)
  • réunion inclusive (feminine noun)
inclusiveness
Terminological data for inclusiveness
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  • inclusiveness (noun)
  • caractère inclusif (masculine noun)
Notes

The designation "inclusiveness" has a passive connotation meaning that although no effort is being put toward inclusion, no member of society is being specifically excluded. Not to be confused with "inclusivity," which means proactively planning for and seeking the inclusion of marginalized or minority groups.

La désignation « caractère inclusif » a une connotation passive en ce sens que bien qu'aucun effort ne soit déployé pour assurer l'inclusion, aucun membre de la société n'est exclu. Ne pas confondre avec la désignation « inclusivité », qui désigne le fait de prévoir l'inclusion des groupes marginalisés ou minoritaires.

inclusive nomination
Terminological data for inclusive nomination
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Preferred designations
  • inclusive nomination (noun)
  • candidature inclusive (feminine noun)
inclusive practice
Terminological data for inclusive practice
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Preferred designations
  • inclusive practice (noun)
  • pratique inclusive (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • pratique d'inclusion (feminine noun)
inclusive workplace
Terminological data for inclusive workplace
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Preferred designations
  • inclusive workplace (noun)
  • environnement de travail inclusif (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • inclusive work environment (noun)
  • milieu de travail inclusif (masculine noun)
inclusivity
Terminological data for inclusivity
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Preferred designations
  • inclusivity (noun)
  • inclusivité (feminine noun)
Notes

The designation "inclusivity" means proactively planning for and seeking the inclusion of marginalized or minority groups. Not to be confused with "inclusiveness," which has a passive connotation meaning that although no effort is being put toward inclusion, no member of society is being specifically excluded.

La désignation « inclusivité » désigne le fait de prévoir l'inclusion des groupes marginalisés ou minoritaires. Ne pas confondre avec la désignation « caractère inclusif », qui a une connotation passive en ce sens que bien qu'aucun effort ne soit déployé pour assurer l'inclusion, aucun membre de la société n'est exclu.

individual accommodation plan
Terminological data for individual accommodation plan
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Preferred designations
  • individual accommodation plan (noun)
  • plan d'adaptation individuel (masculine noun)
Notes

The individual accommodation plan is transferable with the employee throughout their career, whether it is a lateral movement or promotion, within a department or to another department. Transferability eliminates the need for repeated reassessments and renegotiations for support to best perform the job.

Le plan d'adaptation individuel suit l'employé tout au long de sa carrière, lors d'une mutation latérale ou d'une promotion, au sein d'un même ministère ou non. La transférabilité élimine la nécessité de répéter les évaluations et les négociations visant à obtenir du soutien pour bien accomplir le travail.

infrared hearing system
Terminological data for infrared hearing system
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  • infrared hearing system (noun)
  • système infrarouge (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • infrared system (noun)
n/a
inherent dignity
Terminological data for inherent dignity
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  • inherent dignity (noun)
  • dignité intrinsèque (feminine noun)
inspection
Terminological data for inspection
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  • inspection (noun)
  • inspection (feminine noun)
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Terminological data for International Day of Persons with Disabilities
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  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities (noun)
  • Journée internationale des personnes handicapées (feminine noun)
Inuit sign language
Terminological data for Inuit sign language
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Preferred designations
  • Inuit sign language (noun)
  • langue des signes inuite (feminine noun)
investigate a complaint
Terminological data for investigate a complaint
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  • investigate a complaint (verb phrase)
  • examiner une plainte (verb phrase)
invisible disability
Terminological data for invisible disability
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  • invisible disability (noun)
  • incapacité invisible (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • hidden disability (noun)
  • non-visible disability (noun)
n/a

- Glossary - letter L

language disorder
Terminological data for language disorder
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  • language disorder (noun)
  • trouble du langage (masculine noun)
large print
Terminological data for large print
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  • large print (noun)
  • police de grande taille (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • large type (noun)
  • gros caractères (plural masculine noun)
Definitions

Print that is larger than regular text so as to make it easier to read, especially for visually impaired persons.

Ensemble de caractères qui est plus gros que du texte ordinaire, ce qui rend la lecture plus facile, tout particulièrement pour les personnes ayant une déficience visuelle.

Notes

Large print is usually 14 to 18 points or larger.

Les gros caractères sont généralement de 14 à 18 points ou même plus grands.

learning disability
Terminological data for learning disability
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  • learning disability (noun)
  • trouble d'apprentissage (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • learning disorder (noun)
n/a
Notes

Although there is a distinction between "disability" and "disorder," both designations are used interchangeably in this context.

n/a
learning obstacle
Terminological data for learning obstacle
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  • learning obstacle (noun)
  • obstacle à l'apprentissage (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • learning barrier (noun)
n/a
limited dexterity
Terminological data for limited dexterity
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  • limited dexterity (noun)
  • dextérité réduite (feminine noun)
limited movement
Terminological data for limited movement
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Preferred designations
  • limited movement (noun)
  • mobilité réduite (feminine noun)
lip reading
Terminological data for lip reading
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Preferred designations
  • lip reading (noun)
  • lecture labiale (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • speechreading (noun)
  • lecture sur les lèvres (feminine noun)
low-vision aid
Terminological data for low-vision aid
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  • low-vision aid (noun)
  • aide optique pour malvoyants (feminine noun)

- Glossary - letter M

magnetic system
Terminological data for magnetic system
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Preferred designations
  • magnetic system (noun)
  • système magnétique (masculine noun)
Definitions

A system composed of a telecoil that emits a magnetic field that can be captured by a hearing aid or a special receiver.

Système d'aide à l'audition composé d'une boucle d'induction qui émet un champ magnétique pouvant être capté par une prothèse auditive ou par un récepteur spécial.

magnified content
Terminological data for magnified content
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  • magnified content (noun)
  • contenu agrandi (masculine noun)
medical certificate
Terminological data for medical certificate
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  • medical certificate (noun)
  • certificat médical (masculine noun)
medical employment limitation
Terminological data for medical employment limitation
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  • medical employment limitation (noun)
  • MEL (noun)
  • limitation d'emploi médicale (feminine noun)
  • LEM (feminine noun)
mental health
Terminological data for mental health
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  • mental health (noun)
  • santé mentale (feminine noun)
mental health issue
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  • mental health issue (noun)
  • problème de santé mentale (masculine noun)
mental illness
Terminological data for mental illness
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  • mental illness (noun)
  • maladie mentale (feminine noun)
Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
Terminological data for Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities
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  • Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities (noun)
  • ministre des Sports et des Personnes handicapées (masculine and feminine noun)
mobility aid
Terminological data for mobility aid
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  • mobility aid (noun)
  • aide à la mobilité (feminine noun)
mobility impaired person
Terminological data for mobility impaired person
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  • mobility impaired person (noun)
  • personne à mobilité réduite (feminine noun)
motor disability
Terminological data for motor disability
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  • motor disability (noun)
  • trouble moteur (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • motor disorder (noun)
n/a
Notes

Although there is a distinction between "disability" and "disorder," both designations are used interchangeably in this context.

n/a
mouth keyboard
Terminological data for mouth keyboard
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  • mouth keyboard (noun)
  • clavier à contrôle buccal (masculine noun)
musculoskeletal disorder
Terminological data for musculoskeletal disorder
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  • musculoskeletal disorder (noun)
  • trouble musculosquelettique (masculine noun)

- Glossary - letter N

National AccessAbility Week
Terminological data for National AccessAbility Week
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  • National AccessAbility Week (noun)
  • Semaine nationale de l'accessibilité (feminine noun)
Notes

National AccessAbility Week falls under the responsibility of Employment and Social Development Canada.

La Semaine nationale de l'accessibilité relève d'Emploi et Développement social Canada.

nonspeech communication
Terminological data for nonspeech communication
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  • nonspeech communication (noun)
  • communication non orale (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • non-verbal communication (noun)
  • communication non verbale (feminine noun)
Nothing About Us Without Us
Terminological data for Nothing About Us Without Us
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  • Nothing About Us Without Us
  • Rien à propos de nous sans nous
Notes

A slogan used across the Government of Canada to communicate the message that no policy should be decided by a representative without the full and direct participation of the members of the group affected by that policy.

Slogan utilisé à l'échelle du gouvernement du Canada pour communiquer le message selon lequel aucune politique ne devrait être décidée par un représentant sans la participation pleine et directe des membres du groupe concerné par cette politique.

- Glossary - letter O

occupational health and safety
Terminological data for occupational health and safety
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  • occupational health and safety (noun)
  • OHS (noun)
  • santé et sécurité au travail (feminine noun)
  • SST (feminine noun)
Examples
  • occupational health and safety services provider
  • fournisseur de services de santé et sécurité au travail
occupational illness
Terminological data for occupational illness
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  • occupational illness (noun)
  • maladie professionnelle (feminine noun)
occupational injury
Terminological data for occupational injury
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Preferred designations
  • occupational injury (noun)
  • blessure professionnelle (feminine noun)
occupational requirement
Terminological data for occupational requirement
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  • occupational requirement (noun)
  • exigence professionnelle (feminine noun)
Office for Disability Issues
Terminological data for Office for Disability Issues
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  • Office for Disability Issues (noun)
  • Bureau de la condition des personnes handicapées (masculine noun)
Office of Public Service Accessibility
Terminological data for Office of Public Service Accessibility
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Preferred designations
  • Office of Public Service Accessibility (noun)
  • Bureau de l'accessibilité au sein de la fonction publique (masculine noun)
Notes

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor du Canada.

open and unhindered access
Terminological data for open and unhindered access
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  • open and unhindered access (noun phrase)
  • accès libre et sans entrave (masculine noun phrase)
open caption
Terminological data for open caption
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  • open caption (noun)
  • sous-titre visible (masculine noun)
open captioning
Terminological data for open captioning
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Preferred designations
  • open captioning (noun)
  • sous-titrage visible (masculine noun)
optical character reader
Terminological data for optical character reader
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Preferred designations
  • optical character reader (noun)
  • OCR [1] (noun)
  • lecteur optique de caractères (masculine noun)
  • LOC (masculine noun)
Definitions

An input unit that reads characters using optical character recognition.

Unité d'entrée qui lit des caractères par reconnaissance optique de caractères.

optical character recognition
Terminological data for optical character recognition
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Preferred designations
  • optical character recognition (noun)
  • OCR [2] (noun)
  • reconnaissance optique de caractères (feminine noun)
  • ROC (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • optical character reading (noun)
  • lecture optique de caractères (feminine noun)
Definitions

Character recognition that uses optical means to identify graphic characters.

Reconnaissance de caractères employant un procédé optique pour identifier des caractères graphiques.

optical pointer
Terminological data for optical pointer
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Preferred designations
  • optical pointer (noun)
  • pointeur optique (masculine noun)
oral interpreter
Terminological data for oral interpreter
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Preferred designations
  • oral interpreter (noun)
  • interprète oral (masculine noun)
  • interprète orale (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • interprète oraliste (masculine and feminine noun)

- Glossary - letter P

participant funding program
Terminological data for participant funding program
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  • participant funding program (noun)
  • programme d'aide financière aux participants (masculine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • programme de financement des participants (masculine noun)
participation restriction
Terminological data for participation restriction
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  • participation restriction (noun)
  • restriction à la participation (feminine noun)
Definitions

A problem that prevents an individual from fully engaging in everyday situations.

Problème empêchant un individu à s'engager pleinement dans les situations de la vie courante.

perceptual discrimination
Terminological data for perceptual discrimination
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  • perceptual discrimination (noun)
  • discrimination perceptuelle (feminine noun)
perceptual matching
Terminological data for perceptual matching
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  • perceptual matching (noun)
  • association perceptuelle (feminine noun)
person-centred approach
Terminological data for person-centred approach
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  • person-centred approach (noun)
  • approche axée sur la personne (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • people-centric approach (noun)
n/a
person with disabilities [1]
Terminological data for person with disabilities [1]
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Preferred designations
  • person with disabilities [1] (noun)
  • PWD (noun)
  • personne ayant des incapacités (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • person with a disability (noun)
  • PWD (noun)
  • personne ayant une incapacité (feminine noun)
  • personne ayant une limitation fonctionnelle (feminine noun)
Definitions

A person with a partial or full reduction in the ability to perform an activity in a manner or within the range considered normal because of an impairment.

Personne ayant une réduction partielle ou totale de la capacité d'accomplir une activité d'une façon normale ou dans les limites considérées comme normales à cause d'une déficience.

Notes n/a

La désignation « personne ayant une limitation fonctionnelle » s'emploie plutôt dans les domaines de la santé et sécurité au travail et de l'assurance.

person with disabilities [2]
Terminological data for person with disabilities [2]
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Preferred designations
  • person with disabilities [2] (noun)
  • personne en situation de handicap (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • disabled person (noun, less frequent)
  • handicapped person (avoid, noun)
  • personne handicapée (feminine noun)
Notes

A person with disabilities is exposed to a handicap when barriers stand in the way of them achieving full autonomy and there aren't enough resources to overcome them.

In an effort to emphasize the individual rather than the disability, the designation "disabled person" has been replaced by "person with disabilities." However, some disability advocates still prefer to use this designation as it conveys the notion of disability identity and empowers persons with disabilities.

The designation "handicapped person" has been replaced by "person with disabilities."

Une personne ayant des incapacités est en situation de handicap lorsqu'elle est exposée à des barrières qui font obstacle à la réalisation de sa pleine autonomie et qu'il y a un manque de ressources pour les surmonter.

La désignation « handicapé » et ses dérivés ne devraient pas être utilisés pour décrire une incapacité, mais plutôt une situation.

photosensitivity
Terminological data for photosensitivity
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  • photosensitivity (noun)
  • photosensibilité (feminine noun)
physical disability
Terminological data for physical disability
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Preferred designations
  • physical disability (noun)
  • incapacité physique (feminine noun)
physical harm
Terminological data for physical harm
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  • physical harm (noun)
  • préjudice physique (masculine noun)
pictogram
Terminological data for pictogram
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Preferred designations
  • pictogram (noun)
  • pictogramme (masculine noun)
pocket talker
Terminological data for pocket talker
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Preferred designations
  • pocket talker (noun)
  • amplificateur personnel (masculine noun)
Policy on the Duty to Accommodate Persons with Disabilities in the Federal Public Service
Terminological data for Policy on the Duty to Accommodate Persons with Disabilities in the Federal Public Service
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Preferred designations
  • Policy on the Duty to Accommodate Persons with Disabilities in the Federal Public Service (noun)
  • Politique sur l'obligation de prendre des mesures d'adaptation pour les personnes handicapées dans la fonction publique fédérale (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • Policy on the Provision of Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities (former designation, noun)
  • Politique concernant les aménagements spéciaux pour les employés handicapés (former designation, feminine noun)
Notes

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor du Canada.

political inclusion
Terminological data for political inclusion
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  • political inclusion (noun)
  • inclusion politique (feminine noun)
Notes

Political inclusion refers to the right to political participation and representation of persons with disabilities on the basis of equality.

L'inclusion politique correspond au droit à la participation politique et à la représentation politique des personnes ayant des incapacités sur une base d'égalité avec les autres.

prejudice
Terminological data for prejudice
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  • prejudice (noun)
  • préjugé (masculine noun)
prerecorded audio description
Terminological data for prerecorded audio description
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  • prerecorded audio description (noun)
  • audiodescription pré-enregistrée (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • description sonore pré-enregistrée (feminine noun)
prevention of new barriers
Terminological data for prevention of new barriers
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  • prevention of new barriers (noun)
  • prévention de nouveaux obstacles (feminine noun)
proactive compliance activity
Terminological data for proactive compliance activity
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Preferred designations
  • proactive compliance activity (noun)
  • activité proactive de conformité (feminine noun)
procurement officer for accessibility
Terminological data for procurement officer for accessibility
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Preferred designations
  • procurement officer for accessibility (noun)
  • agent d'approvisionnement affecté à l'accessibilité (masculine noun)
  • agente d'approvisionnement affectée à l'accessibilité (feminine noun)
Notes

Each federal department has a procurement officer for accessibility that reports to the deputy head, understands the procurement process, safeguards accessibility and accommodation resources, performs procurement for accommodation, communicates with Shared Services Canada and expedites processes.

Chaque ministère fédéral a un agent d'approvisionnement affecté à l'accessibilité qui relève de l'administrateur général, comprend le processus d'approvisionnement, protège l'accessibilité et les ressources destinées aux mesures d'adaptation, effectue les approvisionnements relatifs aux mesures d'adaptation, communique avec Services partagés Canada et accélère les processus.

programmatically set
Terminological data for programmatically set
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  • programmatically set (adjective)
  • défini par programmation (adjective)
Notes

Set by software using methods that are supported by user agents, including assistive technologies.

Défini par un logiciel utilisant des méthodes qui fonctionnent avec les agents utilisateurs, y compris les technologies d'assistance.

progressive disability
Terminological data for progressive disability
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  • progressive disability (noun)
  • incapacité évolutive (feminine noun)
psychological harm
Terminological data for psychological harm
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  • psychological harm (noun)
  • préjudice psychologique (masculine noun)
psychosocial workplace
Terminological data for psychosocial workplace
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  • psychosocial workplace (noun)
  • environnement de travail psychosocial (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • psychosocial work environment (noun)
  • milieu de travail psychosocial (masculine noun)
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Terminological data for Public Services and Procurement Canada
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  • Public Services and Procurement Canada (noun)
  • PSPC (noun)
  • Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada (masculine noun)
  • SPAC (masculine noun)

- Glossary - letter Q

Quebec Sign Language
Terminological data for Quebec Sign Language
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Preferred designations
  • Quebec Sign Language (noun)
  • LSQ (noun)
  • Langue des signes québécoise (feminine noun)
  • LSQ (feminine noun)

- Glossary - letter R

realtime captioning
Terminological data for realtime captioning
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  • realtime captioning (noun)
  • sous-titrage en temps réel (masculine noun)
reasonable accommodation
Terminological data for reasonable accommodation
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  • reasonable accommodation (noun)
  • mesure raisonnable d'adaptation (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • reasonable accommodation measure (noun)
  • accommodement raisonnable (masculine noun)
remote keyboard
Terminological data for remote keyboard
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  • remote keyboard (noun)
  • téléclavier (masculine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • clavier à distance (masculine noun)
remote mouse
Terminological data for remote mouse
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  • remote mouse (noun)
  • télésouris (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • souris à distance (feminine noun)
requirement
Terminological data for requirement
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  • requirement (noun)
  • exigence (feminine noun)
residual hearing
Terminological data for residual hearing
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  • residual hearing (noun)
  • audition résiduelle (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • résidu auditif (masculine noun)
residual vision
Terminological data for residual vision
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  • residual vision (noun)
  • vision résiduelle (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • résidu visuel (masculine noun)
respectful workplace
Terminological data for respectful workplace
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  • respectful workplace (noun)
  • environnement de travail respectueux (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • respectful work environment (noun)
  • milieu de travail respectueux (masculine noun)
return-to-work assistance
Terminological data for return-to-work assistance
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  • return-to-work assistance (noun)
  • soutien pour le retour au travail (masculine noun)
return-to-work meeting
Terminological data for return-to-work meeting
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  • return-to-work meeting (noun)
  • réunion de retour au travail (feminine noun)

- Glossary - letter S

screen magnification software
Terminological data for screen magnification software
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  • screen magnification software (noun)
  • logiciel de grossissement de texte (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • large print software (noun)
  • logiciel de grossissement de caractères (masculine noun)
screen reading software
Terminological data for screen reading software
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  • screen reading software (noun)
  • logiciel de lecture à l'écran (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • screen reader (noun)
  • lecteur d'écran (masculine noun)
self-reliance
Terminological data for self-reliance
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  • self-reliance (noun)
  • autonomie (feminine noun)
service animal
Terminological data for service animal
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  • service animal (noun)
  • animal d'assistance (masculine noun)
service dog
Terminological data for service dog
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  • service dog (noun)
  • chien d'assistance (masculine noun)
sign language
Terminological data for sign language
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  • sign language (noun)
  • langue des signes (feminine noun)
sign language interpretation
Terminological data for sign language interpretation
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Preferred designations
  • sign language interpretation (noun)
  • interprétation gestuelle (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • interprétation en langue des signes (feminine noun)
sign language interpreter
Terminological data for sign language interpreter
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  • sign language interpreter (noun)
  • interprète gestuel (masculine noun)
  • interprète gestuelle (feminine noun)
Other designations
  • sign interpreter (noun)
  • interprète en langue des signes (masculine and feminine noun)
site accessibility
Terminological data for site accessibility
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  • site accessibility (noun)
  • accessibilité du site (feminine noun)
site accessibility assessment
Terminological data for site accessibility assessment
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  • site accessibility assessment (noun)
  • évaluation de l'accessibilité du site (feminine noun)
social inclusion
Terminological data for social inclusion
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  • social inclusion (noun)
  • inclusion sociale (feminine noun)
specialized transit
Terminological data for specialized transit
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  • specialized transit (noun)
  • transport adapté (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • paratransit (noun)
n/a
speech disorder
Terminological data for speech disorder
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  • speech disorder (noun)
  • trouble de la parole (masculine noun)
speech recognition software
Terminological data for speech recognition software
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  • speech recognition software (noun)
  • logiciel de reconnaissance de la parole (masculine noun)
speech synthesis
Terminological data for speech synthesis
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  • speech synthesis (noun)
  • synthèse de la parole (feminine noun)
speech synthesizer
Terminological data for speech synthesizer
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  • speech synthesizer (noun)
  • synthétiseur de la parole (masculine noun)
spread effect
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  • spread effect (noun)
  • effet de propagation (masculine noun)
Notes

Spread effect refers to the fact that people assume that a person's disability negatively affects other senses, abilities or personality traits, or that the whole person is impaired.

L'effet de propagation désigne le fait que les gens présument que l'incapacité d'une personne nuit à ses autres sens, habiletés ou traits de personnalité, ou qu'elle est totalement déficiente.

Standard on Web Accessibility
Terminological data for Standard on Web Accessibility
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Preferred designations
  • Standard on Web Accessibility (noun)
  • Norme sur l'accessibilité des sites Web (feminine noun)
Definitions

A standard that ensures the uniform application of a high level of web accessibility across Government of Canada websites and web applications.

Norme qui veille à l'application uniforme d'un haut niveau d'accessibilité à tous les sites Web et à toutes les applications Web du gouvernement du Canada.

Statutory Instruments Act
Terminological data for Statutory Instruments Act
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  • Statutory Instruments Act (noun)
  • Loi sur les textes réglementaires (feminine noun)
stereotype
Terminological data for stereotype
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  • stereotype (noun)
  • stéréotype (masculine noun)
support person
Terminological data for support person
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  • support person (noun)
  • personne de soutien (feminine noun)
systemic barrier
Terminological data for systemic barrier
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  • systemic barrier (noun)
  • obstacle systémique (masculine noun)
Definitions

A pattern of behaviour inherent in the policies and practices of an organization that creates or perpetuates disadvantage for persons with disabilities.

Modèle de comportement inhérent aux politiques et aux pratiques d'une organisation qui crée ou perpétue un désavantage pour les personnes ayant des incapacités.

- Glossary - letter T

tactile floor marking
Terminological data for tactile floor marking
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  • tactile floor marking (noun)
  • marquage de sol pour personnes aveugles ou malvoyantes (masculine noun)
tactile reading system
Terminological data for tactile reading system
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  • tactile reading system (noun)
  • système de lecture tactile (masculine noun)
tactile signage
Terminological data for tactile signage
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Preferred designations
  • tactile signage (noun)
  • signalisation tactile (feminine noun)
Definitions

A system of raised pictograms, lettering and dome braille that provides information for visually impaired persons.

Système de pictogrammes en relief, de lettrage et de braille à points arrondis, qui fournit de l'information à l'intention de personnes ayant une déficience visuelle.

tactile sign language
Terminological data for tactile sign language
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  • tactile sign language (noun)
  • langue des signes tactile (feminine noun)
tactile warning strip
Terminological data for tactile warning strip
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  • tactile warning strip (noun)
  • bande podotactile (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • bande de guidage au sol (feminine noun)
Definitions

A device felt by a person's foot and designed to facilitate and secure the movement of visually impaired persons in areas with obstacles.

Dispositif perceptible par les pieds d'une personne et conçu pour faciliter et sécuriser les déplacements des personnes ayant une déficience visuelle dans des secteurs comportant des obstacles.

talking book
Terminological data for talking book
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Preferred designations
  • talking book (noun)
  • livre parlé (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • audio book (noun)
  • livre sonore (masculine noun)
talking computer
Terminological data for talking computer
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  • talking computer (noun)
  • ordinateur parlant (masculine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • ordinateur à sortie vocale (masculine noun)
targeted recruitment
Terminological data for targeted recruitment
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  • targeted recruitment (noun)
  • recrutement ciblé (masculine noun)
technical aid
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  • technical aid (noun)
  • aide technique (feminine noun)
technological accommodation
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  • technological accommodation (noun)
  • adaptation technologique (feminine noun)
Telecommunications Act
Terminological data for Telecommunications Act
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  • Telecommunications Act (noun)
  • Loi sur les télécommunications (feminine noun)
telecommunications device for the deaf
Terminological data for telecommunications device for the deaf
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Preferred designations
  • telecommunications device for the deaf (noun)
  • TDD (noun)
  • appareil de télécommunication pour sourds (masculine noun)
  • ATS (masculine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • appareil de télécommunication pour les personnes sourdes (masculine noun)
telecommunications relay service
Terminological data for telecommunications relay service
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  • telecommunications relay service (noun)
  • TRS (noun)
  • service de relais des télécommunications (masculine noun)
  • TRS (masculine noun)
telecommunications service provider
Terminological data for telecommunications service provider
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  • telecommunications service provider (noun)
  • fournisseur de services de télécommunication (masculine noun)
teletypewriter
Terminological data for teletypewriter
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  • teletypewriter (noun)
  • téléimprimeur (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • teleprinter (noun)
  • téléscripteur (masculine noun)
Definitions

An electronic device with a keyboard and a small screen that enables deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and hearing persons to communicate with each other using the telephone.

Appareil électronique doté d'un clavier et d'un petit écran qui permet aux personnes sourdes, devenues sourdes, malentendantes et entendantes de communiquer entre elles par téléphone.

temporary restriction
Terminological data for temporary restriction
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  • temporary restriction (noun)
  • restriction temporaire (feminine noun)
text alternative
Terminological data for text alternative
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  • text alternative (noun)
  • équivalent textuel (masculine noun)
text-to-speech software
Terminological data for text-to-speech software
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Preferred designations
  • text-to-speech software (noun)
  • logiciel de conversion de texte en parole (masculine noun)
touch screen
Terminological data for touch screen
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Preferred designations
  • touch screen (noun)
  • écran tactile (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • touch sensitive screen (noun)
n/a

- Glossary - letter U

undue hardship
Terminological data for undue hardship
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  • undue hardship (noun)
  • contrainte excessive (feminine noun)
universal design
Terminological data for universal design
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  • universal design (noun)
  • conception universelle (feminine noun)
universally accessible workplace
Terminological data for universally accessible workplace
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  • universally accessible workplace (noun)
  • environnement de travail universellement accessible (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • universally accessible work environment (noun)
  • milieu de travail universellement accessible (masculine noun)
user agent
Terminological data for user agent
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  • user agent (noun)
  • agent utilisateur (masculine noun)
Notes

User agents include browsers, plug-ins for a particular media type and some assistive technologies.

Les agents utilisateurs comprennent les navigateurs, les plugiciels pour des types de médias particuliers et quelques technologies d'assistance.

- Glossary - letter V

video relay service
Terminological data for video relay service
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Preferred designations
  • video relay service (noun)
  • VRS (noun)
  • service de relais vidéo (masculine noun)
  • SRV (masculine noun)
visible disability
Terminological data for visible disability
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Preferred designations
  • visible disability (noun)
  • incapacité visible (feminine noun)
visual impairment
Terminological data for visual impairment
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Preferred designations
  • visual impairment (noun)
  • déficience visuelle (feminine noun)
visual readability
Terminological data for visual readability
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Preferred designations
  • visual readability (noun)
  • lisibilité visuelle (feminine noun)
visual reading assistant
Terminological data for visual reading assistant
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Preferred designations
  • visual reading assistant (noun)
  • assistant de lecture visuelle (masculine noun)
visual signal
Terminological data for visual signal
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Preferred designations
  • visual signal (noun)
  • signal visuel (masculine noun)
visual signalling device
Terminological data for visual signalling device
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Preferred designations
  • visual signalling device (noun)
  • avertisseur visuel (masculine noun)
voice recognition
Terminological data for voice recognition
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Preferred designations
  • voice recognition (noun)
  • reconnaissance de la voix (feminine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • reconnaissance vocale (feminine noun)
Definitions

Computerized authentication of a person's voice based on its distinctive features.

Authentification informatisée de la voix d'une personne reposant sur ses traits caractéristiques.

voice recognition system
Terminological data for voice recognition system
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Preferred designations
  • voice recognition system (noun)
  • système de reconnaissance de la voix (masculine noun)
Other designations n/a
  • système de reconnaissance vocale (masculine noun)
voice web page viewing technology
Terminological data for voice web page viewing technology
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Preferred designations
  • voice web page viewing technology (noun)
  • technologie vocale de visualisation de pages Web (feminine noun)
volunteer assistance
Terminological data for volunteer assistance
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Preferred designations
  • volunteer assistance (noun)
  • aide bénévole (feminine noun)

- Glossary - letter W

web content
Terminological data for web content
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Preferred designations
  • web content (noun)
  • contenu Web (masculine noun)
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
Terminological data for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
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Preferred designations
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (plural noun)
  • WCAG (plural noun)
  • Règles pour l'accessibilité des contenus Web (plural feminine noun)
  • WCAG (plural feminine noun)
Notes

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines defines how to make web content more accessible to persons with disabilities.

Les Règles pour l'accessibilité des contenus Web présentent des recommandations pour rendre les contenus Web plus accessibles aux personnes ayant des incapacités.

website accessibility
Terminological data for website accessibility
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Preferred designations
  • website accessibility (noun)
  • accessibilité de site Web (feminine noun)
wheelchair
Terminological data for wheelchair
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Preferred designations
  • wheelchair (noun)
  • fauteuil roulant (masculine noun)
workplace [1]
Terminological data for workplace [1]
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Preferred designations
  • workplace [1] (noun)
  • lieu de travail (masculine noun)
Definitions

The location at or from which an employee ordinarily works.

Endroit habituel où l'employé exerce les fonctions de son poste.

workplace [2]
Terminological data for workplace [2]
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Preferred designations
  • workplace [2] (noun)
  • environnement de travail (masculine noun)
Other designations
  • work environment (noun)
  • milieu de travail (masculine noun)
Definitions

The conditions under which work is performed.

Conditions dans lesquelles le travail est effectué.

Workplace Accessibility Fund
Terminological data for Workplace Accessibility Fund
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Preferred designations
  • Workplace Accessibility Fund (noun)
  • WAF (noun)
  • Fonds d'accessibilité en milieu de travail (masculine noun)
  • FAMT (masculine noun)
Notes

An accessibility fund that covers accommodation expenses for individuals who are protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act and supports the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's Policy on the Duty to Accommodate Persons with Disabilities in the Federal Public Service.

Fonds d'accessibilité qui englobe les dépenses liées aux mesures d'adaptation pour les personnes qui sont protégées en vertu de la Loi canadienne sur les droits de la personne et qui appuie la Politique sur l'obligation de prendre des mesures d'adaptation pour les personnes handicapées dans la fonction publique fédérale du Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor du Canada.

workplace accommodation
Terminological data for workplace accommodation
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Preferred designations
  • workplace accommodation (noun)
  • adaptation du lieu de travail (feminine noun)
Workplace Accommodation Guidebook
Terminological data for Workplace Accommodation Guidebook
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Preferred designations
  • Workplace Accommodation Guidebook (noun)
  • Guide sur les mesures d'adaptation en milieu de travail (masculine noun)
Notes

A guidebook that provides information to managers and employees on how to create and maintain an inclusive and barrier-free environment at Public Services and Procurement Canada to ensure the full participation of individuals protected under the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, whether as candidates for employment or as employees.

Guide qui présente des informations aux gestionnaires et aux employés sur la façon de créer et de maintenir un milieu de travail ouvert et exempt d'obstacles à Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada, en vue d'assurer la pleine participation des employés protégés par la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés, que ce soit en tant que candidats à l'emploi ou en tant qu'employés.

workplace configuration
Terminological data for workplace configuration
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Preferred designations
  • workplace configuration (noun)
  • configuration du lieu de travail (feminine noun)
workspace
Terminological data for workspace
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Preferred designations
  • workspace (noun)
  • espace de travail (masculine noun)

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