Gander Canada is committed to making its websites accessible to users of all abilities, regardless of age or location. Through the use of modern web development methods and accepted best practices, we strive to meet and exceed Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level A, for our websites.

Some accessibility features are built into computer operating systems and web browsers. Try the following methods to simplify your web browsing experience. Magnify the Screen Many web browsers allow you to zoom in on web pages using simple keyboard controls. The magnifier allows you to focus on specific parts of the screen, enlarging the text and other page elements. For Windows operating systems, press Ctrl and + to zoom in on a web page (Ctrl and - to zoom out). For Mac operating systems, press Cmd and + to zoom in on a Web page (Cmd and - to zoom out).

Customize the Mouse Pointer

You can customize a computer mouse pointer in several ways. For example, you can slow down the speed of the mouse pointer for easier handling. You can also change its appearance so that it contrasts more with the screen content. Learn how to change mouse settings for Windows operating systems: Windows 7 and Vista mouse settings Windows XP mouse settings Learn how to change mouse settings for Mac operating systems: Control your mouse speed Change your mouse pointer

Make the Computer Speak Aloud

Many computers have text-reading features, but they can be limited in what they offer. For example Windows Narrator reads only menus and dialogue boxes, but not blocks of text. Windows Narrator is available in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8. For Microsoft Windows, software is available that offers more advanced screen-reading capabilities (both free and commercial). A popular free and open source screen reader is NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access). The two most common commercial screen readers are JAWS and Window-Eyes. For Mac users, VoiceOver is available as a standard part of the OS X operating system.

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