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Accessible Formats and Communication Supports

a man on his laptop using screen-reading technology

Once hired, employees may request accessible formats and communication supports. This requirement is similar to those in the Information and Communications Standard. Employers must consult with employees to determine their accessibility needs and how best to accommodate them.

Accessible formats and communication supports can be requested for:

  • Information required for the employee to perform their job, and
  • Information generally available to all employees

What are some examples of accessible formats or communication supports an employee may require? Select the headings below to find out:

Screen reader

Access to the use of software such as a screen reader

Electronic format

Documents in an electronic format

Text transcripts

Text transcripts of visual or audio information
Software programs that allow users to read the text displayed on the computer screen with a speech synthesizer. Often used by people with vision loss or have a learning disability.