Thunder Bay Hydro Coporation

Serving the City of Thunder Bay with electricity.

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About Accessibility on this Site

The tbhydro.on.ca website was designed to be accessible to the widest possible audience. It is compatible with popular screen reading software and was designed for those who for a variety of reasons may not be able to use a mouse. This website can be navigated using the keyboard on your computer or using other assistive devices.

Text Size

Our website allows you to change the main content font size by using the “triple A” menu found at the top of each page.  Additionally, most internet browsers today support the ability enlarge text size preferences from within the browser.

Contrast

This website has been built with high contract in the use of text, headings and background colour.

Skip to content

This site has a hidden “Skip to content” feature built into the template.  Use the tab key on your keyboard when arriving at a new page to bypass navigation buttons and move directly to the content area.  This is useful for screen readers.

To try it, navigate to a new page, then press the Tab key. The "Skip to content" link should be selected. Press the Enter key to activate the link.

Alternative text

Images on tbhydro.on.ca have alternative text attributes, often known as alt text. This means that when an image is used on a web page to convey information its content is also described in the alt text. This means that the image can be understood by text browsers and assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Flash

We do not use flash on this site.

Colour Reliance and Image Alternatives

The tbhydro.on.ca website was created with colour impaired visitors in mind. The site was designed and was tested to conform to minimum contrast requirements for visitors with colour-blindness or other ocular impairments that could prevent them from reading text that does not have sufficient colour contrast with background colours. WCAG 2.0 level AA requires a contrast ratio of 4.5:1 for normal text and 3:1 for large text.

Corporate Accessibility

Thunder Bay Hydro strives at all times to provide its services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. We are committed to giving people with disabilities the same opportunity to access our services and allowing them to benefit from the same services in the same places and ways as other customers.

Our Accessibility Policy

You may instead choose to print off the form and mail or bring it to Customer Services at

34 N. Cumberland Street in Thunder Bay.

If you would like to comment on accessibility at our company, please provide the following information: