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Website Accessibility

JAWS on computer screen.

Surrey websites working towards accessibility

City of Surrey is working on making our websites more accessible for all Surrey residents, following the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

So far, we've made several improvements to assist users with accessibility needs:

  • Providing alternative text for all images.
  • Checking that our graphics and text have accessible colour contrast.
  • Offering Google Translate.
  • Striving to include closed captioning in our videos.
  • Editing content to ensure it's in plain language.
  • Striving to create accessible PDFs that open in new windows.
  • Working with 150 staff members across all City departments to create web content that's accessible to screen readers.

Surrey Libraries Assistive Technologies

Surrey Libraries also offers many assistive technologies to help residents access our websites, including:

  • JAWS Screen Reading Software
  • Kensington Expert Mouse
  • DRAGON Naturally Speaking
  • MAGic Screen Magnification Software
  • Kurzweil 3000 Optical Character (OCR) Software

Surrey Libraries offers these services as part of their READ-Ability services.

For more information on website accessibility, email webteam@surrey.ca.