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Vision Assistance

We are continually striving to ensure that this website is accessible to everyone.

Screen readers

Many people who are blind access sites using a screen reader. We have worked to make this site as easy as possible to access with a screen reader.

It is possible to navigate through this site using only a keyboard. You can:

  • tab through the links on each page
  • jump to the content sections on each page
  • use access keys to jump to specific pages
  • cycle through the headings on each page

Alternative text - Our site uses Alternative Text “ALT” and/or “TITLE” attributes. ALT/TITLE attributes provide a written description of the image, which is accessible to screen readers, and it is visible when the mouse is placed over the image. This is also useful for people who have images turned off on their browser, in which case a description will display where the image used to be.

If you experience any problems using this site with a screen reader, please let us know.

Resizing text

You may be able to see the site, but could use some help enlarging the text on the page to make it easier to read. This site has been designed to allow text to be resized. Simply select one of the font resize options on our site to increase/decrease the font size. 

Resize text image

The three font resize options are:

  • Go to default font size
  • Increase font size
  • Increase font size even larger

In addition to the links provided on our site, different browsers have different methods of changing the size of the text on the page. For many browsers like Firefox and Netscape, holding down the Ctrl- or Command- key and then pressing + or - will allow you to increase (Ctrl/Cmd +) or decrease (Ctrl/Cmd -) the size of the text. In Internet Explorer for Windows, you can go to the View menu in the top toolbar, go down to text size, and then choose Larger or Largest. Your browser may have different ways of changing text size, so make sure to check your browser’s help menu for assistance if these methods do not work.

Please note that if you do increase the size of the text substantially, you may need to scroll horizontally to see the entire page.

Color blindness and high-contrast viewing

We have done testing of this site to make sure that it is viewable for users with color blindness. If you experience any problems, please let us know.

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