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Legal aspects of accessibility and usability of online public services in Quebec and Canada

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10660-015-9186-3 This article discusses the legal requirements which must be taken into account in providing public online services to individuals with a low level of literacy. It will focus on two aspects: the accessibility and usability of these services. The authors propose a twofold theoretical analysis based on two issues raised by government objectives... Read more

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The Manitoba Securities Commission New Website Integrates Decisia

The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) brand new website integrates Decisia to provide improved access to all hearings and proceedings documents. Reasons for decisions, orders, notices, as well as instruments, rules and policies can now be browsed by date, case name and subject. Decisia also allows to search MSC documents full-text or according to specific criteria including the decision type, jurisdiction... Read more

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Thanks to CAIJ-CanLII Collaboration, almost 3000 Decisions from the Revue Légale now available online

The Centre d’accès à l’information juridique (CAIJ) has acquired 2 964 court decisions compiled in the Revue Légale by way of exclusive License from Wilson & Lafleur, including all decisions published from 1970 to 2012, along with a selection of important decisions published before 1970. These decisions were added to CAIJ’s jurisprudential corpus as well as to the Canadian Legal Information... Read more

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All Supreme Court of Canada Decisions Since 1876 Now Published Online

Lexum and the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) have been working together for the last 20 years to improve access to Canadian law. Various projects have been undertaken to complete the Supreme Court decisions database including all of the historical judgments. Multiple partners have participated in this goal including the Law Foundation of Ontario, the Law Foundation of British Columbia, the Alberta Law... Read more

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Pierre-Paul
Lemyre

Keeping Track of Freely Available Legal Information

Websites providing free access to legal information have come to play a major role in the day-to-day work of legal practitioners. For a majority of Canadian lawyers legal, research now starts with free access websites and is completed by the use of commercial databases only when required. No wonder that the CanLII website serves between 200,000 […] Read more

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Lexum Helps the CAIJ to Double the Number of Titles Published

For many years Lexum has been supporting the Centre d'accès à l'information juridique (CAIJ) with digital publishing services for the online dissemination of its doctrine. In March 54 additional titles from Éditions Wilson & Lafleur published between 1999 and 2013 will be added to the JuriBistro eDOCTRINE collection made available on the CAIJ website. This will bring to over 100 the total number... Read more

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Colin Lachance to step down as President and CEO of CanLII

CanLII's Board of directors announced yesterday, February 9th, that Colin Lachance is to step down from his position of President and CEO of CanLII . On this occasion, Lexum wishes to acknowledge Colin's important contribution to the development of Free Access to Law in Canada. Colin Lachance has held the title of President and CEO of CanLII for four years. Under his leadership, CanLII became stronger... Read more

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Daniel
Poulin
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The Decisions of the Chief Military Judge are Now Made Available with Decisia

In order to promote access to courts martial results and decisions, the Department of National Defence integrated Decisia to the Chief Military Judges (CMJ) website. The new decision website not only provides information about rendered decisions, but also includes details about ongoing courts martial. A summary is provided for each court martial, including information about dates, location, charges... Read more

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Pierre-Paul
Lemyre

Supporting Accessibility with WCAG 2.0 Level AA Compatibility

This fifth blog post in a series of five is the sequel to “Creating mobile friendly website”. Facilitating the publishing process is not the only benefit resulting from an optimal usage of Microsoft Word. Surprisingly enough, it can also contribute to generating more accessible files, in other words, files readable online by persons with disabilities. […] Read more

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