We are continuously working to improve the accessibility of content on our website. In order to increase the accessibility of our website to you, the user, we have provided a tool on our website allowing users the ability to adjust different elements of our website on demand, including reading text content out loud.
Below, you will find a few recommendations to help make your browsing experience more accessible.
If you have trouble seeing web pages, the US Social Security Administration offers the following tips for optimizing your computer and browser in order to improve your online experience:
- Use your computer to read web pages out loud
- Use the keyboard to navigate screens
- Increase text size
- Magnify your screen
- Change background and text colors
- Make your mouse pointer more visible
If you are looking for mouse and keyboard alternatives, speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking may help you navigate web pages and online services. This software allows the user to move focus around a web page or application screen through voice controls.
If you are deaf or have difficulty hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.
Closed Captioning provides a transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally visually displayed over the video, which benefits people who are deaf and hard of hearing, as well as anyone who cannot hear the audio due to noisy environments. Most of the videos on our website include closed captions. However, some of our video content is provided by third-parties who may not make captions available.
Your computer, tablet, or mobile device has volume control features. Each video and audio service has its own additional volume controls. Try adjusting both your device’s volume controls and your media players’ volume controls to optimize your listening experience.
If the recommendations above do not meet your needs, we invite you to contact us for assistance.