Définitions de l'accessibilité

Voici une liste complète des différents termes que nous utilisons
pour décrire les aspects de l'accessibilité de l'application AccessNow .


Une épingle verte sur notre carte représente un lieu accessible. Ce sont des lieux sans barrières. Les expériences peuvent varier d'une personne à l'autre, mais nous disons généralement que les lieux accessibles sont ceux dans lesquels vous pouvez entrer facilement et faire la fête sans problème.

Partiellement accessible

Une épingle jaune sur notre carte représente un lieu partiellement accessible. Les lieux jaunes ont souvent des entrées alternatives ou un accès limité dans l'espace, comme des marches à l'intérieur ou des couloirs étroits. Tout dans ces lieux n'est pas sans obstacle.

Non accessible

Une épingle rouge sur notre carte représente un lieu qui n'est pas accessible. Vous avez trouvé une épingle rouge sur notre carte ? Aidez-nous à faire passer le message sur les médias sociaux et faisons en sorte que les choses changent. Plus nous sensibilisons aux problèmes, plus nous nous rapprochons de l'abolition des barrières.


Liste complète des balises d'accessibilité

Stationnement accessible

Refers to parking spaces that are marked accessible because they are wider for vehicle ramps and lifts. These spots usually offer ease of access to the main location.

Toilettes accessibles

An accessible washroom often includes the following features: a designated accessible stall or a family style singular room. Accessible washrooms have step-free access, are typically more spacious, have grab bars and barrier free access to sinks.

Entrée alternative

An alternate accessible entrance is available usually at the side or back of a building. Alternative entrances might include features like a ramp or entryway at street-level.

ASL (langue des signes)

ASL is the short form for “American Sign Language.” A location tagged with ASL is a place that has an ASL interpreter available on staff or available by request.

Porte automatique

There is an automatic door present (usually at the entrance of the location). An automatic door may be activated by a button, gesture, or simply by moving close enough to the door.


Le braille est présent. Cela peut se trouver sur les menus, les panneaux des toilettes, les étiquettes de prix, la signalisation des lieux, etc.

Customer Service

Staff are helpful, knowledgeable and/or use inclusive language when it comes to accessibility for customers and patrons.

Digital Menu

There is a digital menu that lists goods and services. Whether it’s on the business’ website or a pdf, the content should be accessible.


There is an elevator available to provide access to other levels of the location. Elevators can also come in the form of stairlifts if noted in the description.


There is adequate railing installed, wherever needed for comfort and safety. They should be mounted at a decent height, should not obstruct any path, have no sharp edges, and allow a firm and easy grip.

Gros caractères

Cela peut se faire sur les menus, les panneaux des toilettes, les étiquettes de prix, la signalisation des lieux, etc.


Bright lighting means the space is well lit (artificial or natural) for easy visibility of all areas, pathways and features. This makes it easier for people to navigate around the space. Low lighting means the space is dimly lit or the brightness is reduced.

Lowered Counters

Counters are low to serve seated or short customers. This could include cashiers, ticketing counters, teller stations, registration counters, checkout aisles, serving counters, work surfaces, etc.

Accès à l'extérieur uniquement

L'accès aux services est possible, mais uniquement à l'extérieur. Il peut s'agir de terrasses de restaurants, de parcs, de salles de concert, etc.


There is a quiet area available, or the entire location is a low-noise environment (like a museum).


A ramp is one of the most common accessibility features.  A ramp creates a gradual change in grade, sometimes over steps, to create a barrier-free experience.

Sans parfum

The location is clearly marked as a scent-free environment or it is written into a company policy, meaning heavy perfumes and other strong scents are not permitted.

Respect des animaux de service

The location supports people to be accompanied by their service animals.


Spacious locations have enough room to maneuver within the location, such as wide hallways or places with large turning radiuses.

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