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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services » Social & Community Development » Accessible Kamloops

Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities.

Approximately 20% of people have some kind of disability¹. However, Web Accessibility doesn’t just benefit people with disabilities, but also older people with changing abilities due to aging.

Almost every modern browser and operating system offers built-in features with assistive technologies. Below are some basic tips to address the most common accessible challenges. For a full list of tips on browsing, visit: W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customizing Your Computer.

¹ Source: WebAIM: http://webaim.org/intro/

Screen Readers
The use of screen readers help people who are blind or have visual impairment. The following are some popular screen readers:

Magnify Your Screen
The quickest and easiest way to improve readability of web content is to magnify your screen size. Many web browsers let you zoom in on web pages by using easy keyboard controls.

Screen Magnification Shortcuts

OSZoom InZoom Out
WindowsCtrl and the + (plus) keyCtrl and the - (minus) key
Mac Cmd and the + (plus) keyCmd and the - (minus) key

Customize Your Mouse Pointer Settings
Change the speed of your mouse pointer to help people with motor skill impairment. Slowing down the speed of your mouse pointer makes navigation or buttons easier to click on.

Learn More About Web Accessibility

Contact
ph 250-828-3582
email access@kamloops.ca

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