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The Manitoba government is continually working to make this website accessible to the widest possible audience. Currently, our Internet standards require that government web content be developed using World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Internet standards.

This website can be navigated using access keys so that you can quickly move to important information if you are navigating by keyboard or assistive devices. It is fully compatible with popular screen reading software and allows for the use of modifications to increase text size and magnify screen/zoom.

Please see tips for enhancing the accessibility of this website below for more information on how to use the accessibility features listed above.

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Tips For Enhancing the Accessibility of This Website

This section explains accessibility features and provides suggestions for modifications you can make in your browser to help improve your access to www.manitoba.ca. If the accessibility modification is available we have step-by-step instructions for the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari

Access Keys: Are provided as a shortcut for users to jump to a specific part of the website using the keyboard.

Change Text Size: Make Manitoba.ca easier to view by making text larger.

Magnify Screen/Zoom: If resizing text in your browser isn't an option, make Manitoba.ca easier to view through magnification.

Ongoing web design and development work is also being guided by the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative. If you need more information or help accessing website content please send your question to us at webeditor@gov.mb.ca.


How to use Access Keys

Access keys used on this site:

0: Search
1: Header Navigation
2: Side Bar Navigation
3: Main Body Navigation
4: Footer Navigation

PC

Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 ALT + Access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Mozilla Firefox Shift + Alt + Access key

MAC

Mozilla Firefox CRTL + Access key
Apple Safari 3 CRTL + Access key
Apple Safari 4 + CRTL + FN + Access key

How to Change Text Size

Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10

  1. Open the Page menu. Use your mouse or press Alt and P on your keyboard.
  2. Select the Text Size tab. Use your mouse or press Alt and X on your keyboard.
  3. Choose your preferred text size (largest to smallest).
  4. Click with your mouse or use the arrow keys and press Enter on your keyboard.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Using your mouse: open the View menu, choose Zoom and select Zoom Text Only. Once selected, open the View menu, choose Zoom and select Zoom In or Zoom Out as required.
  2. Using your keyboard: press Control and F2 and navigate through the menu using your arrow keys to select View, press Return. Navigate using your arrow keys to Zoom, press Return. Navigate using your arrow keys to Zoom Text Only and press return to select. Once Zoom Text Only is selected press Command and + to zoom text in, Command and - to zoom text out. Press Command and 0 to return to standard zoom.

Apple Safari

  1. Using your mouse: open the View menu. Select Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller (or Make Text Normal Sized) as required.
  2. Using your keyboard: press Command and + to Make Text Bigger, Command and - to Make Text Smaller. press Command and 0 to return to Make Text Normal Sized.

How to Magnify Screen/Zoom

Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10

  1. Using your mouse: Open the Page menu, select the zoom tab, click zoom level required with your mouse.
  2. Using your keyboard:  Zoom in: on your keyboard, press Ctrl and + (plus sign) at the same time. Zoom out: on your keyboard, press Ctrl and (minus sign) at the same time.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Using your mouse: open the View menu, choose Zoom and select Zoom In or Zoom Out as required.
  2. Using your keyboard: press Command and + to zoom in, Command and - to zoom out. Press Command and 0 to return to standard zoom.

Apple Safari

  1. Using your keyboard: Zoom in: on your keyboard, press Ctrl and + (plus sign) at the same time. Zoom out: on your keyboard, press Ctrl and (minus sign) at the same time.

If you need more information or help accessing website content please send your question to us at webeditor@gov.mb.ca.

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