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CancerCare’s Accessibility Implementation

Responsive Design
Addresses many accessibility issues related to low-vision and certain mobility impairments. Its aim is to craft sites to provide an optimal viewing experience and easy navigation for all users and thereby address accessibility issues. CancerCare implemented responsive design with the intent to improve accessibility.

Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
(WAI-ARIA) 1.1 is a technical specification that provides a framework to improve the accessibility and interoperability of web content and applications. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provide best practice standards for web content accessibility.

Semantic Markup
Semantic HTML markup is used to convey meaning of document structure to screen readers.

Accessibility Features

Recite Me Accessibility Tool
Recite Me is a web accessibility and language toolbar that was added to to make our website content accessible. You may access the toolbar by clicking the "Accessibility Tools" link in the upper-right hand corner of our website. For more information, visit the Recite Me User Guide.

Changing the font size
CancerCare's website allows you to customize the font size to suit your personal preferences. Most browsers will allow you to change the font size.

"Liquid" page layout
Our user friendly "liquid" page layout ensures that our websites stretch to fill the space available to them, meaning that no matter what your browser window size or screen resolution, the website adapts itself to the space available. This means there is less horizontal scrolling at small resolutions, and should make the site easier to browse with a screen magnifier.

"Jump" links
We've positioned jump links at the top of the page so that you can quickly navigate to the most important sections of the page. This should be of use if you use a screen magnifier or speech browser, or are using a small screen resolution.

Standards & Guidelines

Further Reading

Telephone and Email Contact

People with visual impairments may speak with an oncology social worker by calling 800-813-4673. People with hearing or speech impairments can email us ( with questions, requests or comments or use a relay service to contact us.

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