Supporting Website Accessibility

Last modified: 07 April 2011

The Canadian Bankers Association is committed to supporting website accessibility for individuals with physical disabilities. Many individuals have trouble typing, moving a mouse or reading a web page and would have trouble accessing a website without assistive technology.

eSSENTIAL Accessibility™

We have partnered with eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ to provide software that can be easily downloaded to a computer to assist individuals in accessing information on the Internet.

By clicking on this icon, visitors are redirected to where the application is available free of charge.

The application features a number of keyboard and mouse replacement options that allow users to overcome any physical limitation to access the CBA website. The software benefits individuals with dexterity limitations that arise from a variety of conditions including:

  • stroke/paralysis
  • arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • age-related factors

It also helps those who have difficulty reading because of:

  • literacy deficiencies
  • limited English proficiency
  • dyslexia or similar learning issues
  • mild visual impairment 

Through its support of eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ and the installation of visual-aids such as the text-sizer on every page, the Association maintains an ongoing commitment to ensuring the CBA website is accessible to everyone. 

Supporting Website Accessibility: Text Sizer