Gatineau has identified a number of measures it wants to introduce over the next few years in the quest for universal access. They include using different means of communication so that all residents can have access to municipal information. One of these aims to make the Web site more accessible to people with various disabilities. Users can now hear the text posted on the Web site read to them out loud simply by downloading the free BrowseAloud software.
With BrowseAloud, visitors to the Gatineau Web site can position their cursor over the text and hear it read to them. Users get to pick the voice, language and method of highlighting.
If you have any questions about BrowseAloud, just click here.
Gatineau is the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec with close to 285,000 inhabitants.