Adjust Text size by Browser
Select your browser below and follow the instructions
Tip: If you have a “Wheel Mouse” and are using Internet Explorer or Firefox, try holding down the “Control(ctrl)” key and scroll the wheel back and forth to adjust text size.
1. From the View menu, select Text Size.
2. From the drop-down menu, select the desired size (from Largest to Smallest).
From the View menu, select Text Size, then click Increase or Decrease. Repeat
until fonts are the desired size.
Why is this site different than others?
This site has been optimized to afford access to the widest range of Internet user by following todays Best Practices and Standards, as set out by the World Wide Web Consortium(W3C) Guidelines for Web Accessibility 2.0
Why make a site accessible?
By making your site accessible you allow the following groups the opportunity to access your website.
- Those who may not be able to see, hear, move, or may not be able to process some types of information easily or at all.
- Those who may have difficulty reading or comprehending text.
- Those who may not have or be able to use a keyboard or mouse.
- Those who may have a text-only screen, a small screen, or a slow Internet connection.
- Those who may be in a situation where their eyes, ears, or hands are busy or interfered with (e.g., driving to work, working in a loud environment, etc.).
- Those who may have an early version of a browser, a different browser entirely, a voice browser, or a different operating system.
Features of an Accessible Website
Here are some features, when implemented correctly,will help make a site accessible.
- Skip links that help you to move around the site faster.
- The use of WAI ARIA Landmark Roles where screen reader and browser supported, such as JAWS 10 and IE 8.0, just use the “semi-colon” command to move around the page.
- Easy to use and understand navigation.
- An ‘Accessibility Options’ page allows you to choose from several different styles of text and background colours, depending on your viewing needs.
- The use of semantic mark-up to help facilitate ease of reading and navigation.
- Descriptive text for all images not used for layout purposes.
- Meaningful link phrases.
- Valid XHTML and valid CSS.
- Accessible forms