Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

Service Canada's Web site has been developed in accordance with the Government of Canada’s Common Look and Feel Guidelines.

While accessibility is a priority for Service Canada, some links found on Service Canada's Web site lead to other organizations. Service Canada cannot guarantee that all of these external sites are accessible to all users of assistive technologies.

Note: An external site is defined as any Web site that does not begin with servicecanada.gc.ca or www.servicecanada.gc.ca.

Page Tools

Skip navigation feature

If the keyboard is your main method of navigating a Web site, a Skip Navigation link allows you to skip directly to the content of the page bypassing both the top navigational bar and the left menu.

Printable Version

If you select “Printable Version” on any page, it will take you to a printable version with the same content but without any of the navigation menus from the top, left and right of the page.

Read to me

You do not need to download any extra programs or plug-ins to use this service. You will only need the following:

  1. a soundcard with speakers or headphones
  2. a Web browser with the ability to play sound

To be able to use the “highlight-and-read” function, you need to be using a Web browser that supports JavaScript.

Increasing text size

To increase the text size on our Web pages, you can change the settings in your Web browser. Just follow the instructions below based on the browser you are using or see your browser's help for details.

Internet Explorer

  1. Select “View” in the menu bar.
  2. Select “Text Size”.
  3. Select “Larger” or “Largest”.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select “View” in the menu bar.
  2. Select “Text Size”.
  3. Select “Increase”.
  4. To increase the text size further, continue selecting “Increase”.

Opera

  1. Select “View” in the menu bar.
  2. Select “Zoom”.
  3. From the menu, select the size with which you would like to view the Web site.
  4. To increase the text size further, increase the percentage.

Netscape

  1. Select “View” in the menu bar.
  2. Select “Text Size”.
  3. From the menu, select the size with which you would like to view the Web site.

More Help

For further information about how to use this Web site, visit our Help page.