The entire website design and content has been optimized for accessibility tools. All contents on this website are text based, allowing the website to be readable by a text-to-speech tool, and even all images and image-links have text equivalent elements. This website conforms to standards that allow these tools to translate the content of the site to the user so that the information is conveyed accurately.
Our website is highly compatible with text-to-speech applications to assist users who are not able to read the text on screen.
Text-To-Speech capabilities are usually freely available on your computer's operating System (i.e. Windows, Mac, etc.), but have to be manually configured. The configuration instructions are available here: Windows Accessibility and Mac Accessibility.
In addition, your web browser may also have built-in accessibility tools, or an option for installing an additional plug-in or application.
For Chrome users, ChromeVox is the screen reader for Chrome which brings the speed, versatility, and security of Chrome to visually impaired users. Firefox also allows for an installation of an add-on to perform the text-to-speech functionality.
There are also some web based readers such as Web Anywhere, which allows the users to navigate to any site and then the application reads the site to you. Click here to use Web Anywhere to view this site.
Screen Displays and Zoom
The font size and display contrast for any page of our website can be altered using the A- / A+ and Standard / High Contrast controls, respectively, at the top left corner of the website.
Most web browsers respond to the CRTL+ key combination to zoom in [increase the size of both text and images] on any page, and CRTL- key combination to zoom out [decrease the size of both text and images] for improved reading of the content of the website. You can zoom-in or zoom-out as much as you want to get the desired size using the CRTL +/- combination keys.
You can visit your browser's accessibility for more tips and advice: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.