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Accessibility and the City's Website

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City of Orillia General Enquiries
50 Andrew Street South
Suite 300, Orillia
Ontario L3V 7T5

Phone: 705-325-1311
Fax: 705-325-5178

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The information on this page is in regards to Accessibility as it relates to the City's website. If you are looking for specific information regarding Accessibility in Orillia, click here >>

The City of Orillia is actively working towards achieving a fully accessible website that conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

We are committed to making this website accessible and easy to use for everyone, at all levels of ability.

If you use assistive technology and the format of any content on this web site interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact our Accessibility staff by e-mail or by phone at 705-325-1311 and we will make every effort to provide you with a format that is accessible to you.

This website allows people using text-only browsers or other assistive technology to read the content on the page, including text descriptions for all images.

Text Size

You can adjust the size of nearly all of the text on this website by using our font size widget that is found at the top right side of the website. To change the font size, click on the "+" or "-" until you find a font size that is comfortable for you.

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Many browsers also provide a way of enlarging text and/or graphics under the "View" menu.

Screen-readers

Windows Narrator

Windows Narrator is a basic screen-reading program. The program gives speech feedback for menus and dialogue boxes. It does not speak the entire web page. The following steps will enable you to turn on that feature:

  • Click the Start button or press the Windows logo key on your keyboard.
  • Open Programs. Click All Programs or press P on the keyboard until All Programs is highlighted and press Enter.
  • Click Accessories or press A on the keyboard until Accessories is highlighted and press Enter.
  • Click Accessibility. If you are using the keyboard, it will already be highlighted, press Enter.
  • Click Narrator or press N on the keyboard until Narrator is highlighted, press Enter.
  • This opens the Microsoft Narrator box. The Narrator immediately begins to read instructions on how to use the feature.
  • Click OK or press Enter on the keyboard. Another window will appear with various options.
  • Click the checkbox or press the spacebar on your keyboard to customize your options. You can also adjust voice settings by clicking the Voice button or pressing V on the keyboard.

Macintosh VoiceOver Utility

VoiceOver Utility is a screen-reading program built into the latest versions (OS 10.4 and 10.5) of Apple Macintosh Operating Systems. It provides speech feedback for menus and dialogue boxes and can speak out whole web pages once configured.

Visit the VoiceOver website for more information about VoiceOver Utility.

Visit the VoiceOver download section for an accessible PDF manual or audio recordings of the Getting Started manual for VoiceOver Utility.

Alternative Text

Images on the City of Orillia's website have alternative text attributes, often known as alt text.  This means that the image can be understood by text browsers and assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Software Utilities

Some documents on the City website are available in a PDF format.  Adobe Reader is required to open these files. You can download Adobe Reader free of charge from the Adobe website.

Communication Supports

We attempt to make our website documents accessible however, some of these documents may not completely meet the AODA Accessibility requirements. If you require assistance or communication support, please contact 705-325-1311.

Contact Us for Help

While we make every effort to keep all content on this website accessible to all visitors, please contact us for help if you find any information on this website that you cannot access.

Building an accessible website is an ongoing process and we welcome any comments on how to improve our site's accessibility.