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Welcome to the Town of Gander's Accessibility Features Guide

At the Town of Gander, we are dedicated to ensuring that our website is accessible and user-friendly for all citizens. We strive to provide a digital environment where everyone, regardless of ability, can access the information and services they need. To this end, is equipped with several accessibility features, including translate, zoom, and read-aloud options. Below, you will find detailed instructions on how to use these tools to enhance your browsing experience.

Google Translate

Our website supports multiple languages through Google Translate. This feature allows non-English speaking residents and visitors to navigate our site with ease. By following these steps, you can easily use Google Translate to access the Town of Gander’s website in your preferred language.

How to Use Google Translate in Chrome, Firefox or Safari:

  1. Locate the Google Translate Widget: Typically found at the top or bottom of the webpage.
  2. Select Your Language: Click on the drop-down menu and choose your preferred language from the list.
  3. Automatic Translation: The website content will automatically translate into your selected language. You can switch back to English or another language at any time using the same drop-down menu.

Google Translate for Microsoft Edge:

  1. If you haven't already installed the Google Translate extension, go to the Chrome Webstore
  2. In the search bar of the add-ons store, type "Google Translate", and press Enter.
  3. Find the Google Translate extension from the list of results and click on "Get" to install it.
  4. Follow the prompts to add the extension to Edge.

Translate the Entire Page:

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  2. Click on the extensions icon in Microsoft Edge (a puzzle piece to the right of the address bar). You can view your extensions by clicking on this icon.
  3. Select the Google Translate option, then click “Translate this page” from the pop up.
  4. A toolbar will appear asking for the language you would like to “Translate to:”. Choose your language, and the page will be translated automatically.

Zoom Functionality

For those who need larger text or images, our website supports easy zooming to improve readability.

How to Zoom In and Out:

Using Keyboard Shortcuts:

  • Zoom In: Press Ctrl and + (Windows) or Cmd and + (Mac) simultaneously.
  • Zoom Out: Press Ctrl and – (Windows) or Cmd and – (Mac) simultaneously.
  • Reset Zoom: Press Ctrl and 0 (Windows) or Cmd and 0 (Mac) to return to the default size.

Using Browser Settings:

  • Chrome: Click on the three dots in the upper-right corner, then use the zoom controls (+ and -) or select a specific zoom level.
  • Firefox: Click on the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner, then use the zoom controls or select a specific zoom level.
  • Safari: Click on the View menu, then select Zoom In or Zoom Out.
  • Microsoft Edge: Click on the three dots in the upper-right corner, then use the zoom controls or select a specific zoom level.


To assist visitors with visual impairments or those who prefer auditory learning, our website includes a read-aloud feature.

How to Use Read-Aloud:

Using Built-In Browser Tools:

  • Chrome: Highlight the text you wish to be read aloud, right-click, and select "Read Aloud."
  • Firefox: Install the "Reader" add-on for enhanced read-aloud capabilities. Highlight text, right-click, and choose the read-aloud option.
  • Safari: Enable the "Speech" feature in system preferences. Highlight text, right-click, and select "Speech" > "Start Speaking."
  • Microsoft Edge: Highlight the text, right-click, and select "Read Aloud." You can also access this feature through the menu by selecting "Settings and more" (three dots) > "Read Aloud."

Third-Party Tools

  • Screen Readers: Our website is compatible with popular screen readers such as JAWS and NVDA. These tools read the text on the screen aloud and provide navigation aids.

Commitment to Accessibility

The Town of Gander is committed to making a top-tier resource for all users. We continuously review and improve our accessibility features to meet and exceed the standards set by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Our goal is to create an inclusive online space where every citizen can find the information they need without barriers.

If you have any suggestions or encounter any issues while using our website, please contact us through our Report a Concern page. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us enhance our services and accessibility.

Thank you for visiting the Town of Gander's official website. We are here to serve you and ensure that our digital platform is accessible to everyone.

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