We aim to make our website accessible to everyone including those with sight, audio and motor impairment restrictions.
If you encounter any difficulties please email us to explain the problems you are encountering or call us at 1 604 775 8200. If you choose to call, office hours are between Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Pacific Standard Time. Additional contact details (fax and mail) are found at the end of this web page. .
On a Windows PC:
On an Apple Macintosh computer:
More tips to improve your web browsing experience, visit this web resource compiled by Web Accessibility Initiative on better web browsing: tips for customizing your computer. This resource provides information such as how to change colours and fonts, browsing the web by keyboard, using voice commands, reading assistance and many others.
Assistive technologies are software or equipment that people with disabilities use to improve interaction with the web, such as screen readers that read aloud web pages for people who cannot read text, screen magnifiers for people with some types of low vision, and voice recognition software and selection switches for people who cannot use a keyboard or mouse.
Source: Web Accessibility Initiative, retrieved from: https://www.w3.org/WAI/users/involving#at
Screen magnifiers are sotftware tools that enlarge text and images, and some have the option to read text and menu out loud. To select the appropriate screen magnifier for you, click here.
Screen readers are software tools that read aloud text on the screen, and some have the option to summarize the contents of web pages or providing the text on refreshable braille display. To select the appropriate screen reader for you, click here.
Assistive resources are available to provide guidance on how to configure your computer for optimal audio experience. Click here for tips on volume adjustments and more depending on your Operating System.
Tips and resources are available for those who need assistance with keyboard use. Suggestions on customizing keyboard functions, using alternate keyboards and voice command softwares to dictate control over the computer can be found on this link.
We strive to make all pages validate to a W3C formal grammar.
The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all of the presentation and layout. Tables are used only to present data.
The content has been written and formatted to make it accessible. For example:
We’ve made navigation links consistent between pages throughout the site. The site is also fully accessible using only the keyboard and can be navigated with scripting disabled.
Graphics and images are used to improve the visual appearance of the website. All non-text elements will include alternate descriptive text. For graphical elements that are purely decorative no descriptive text will be provided.
Commonwealth of Learning
4710 Kingsway, Suite 2500, Burnaby
V5H 4M2, British Columbia, Canada
Phone: +1 604 775 8200
Fax: +1 604 775 8210
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