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A virtual wheelchair for the web
The icon on the right of your screen confirms that BC Ferries supports eSSENTIAL Accessibility, a new assistive technology for web navigation aimed at helping people who have trouble typing, moving a mouse or reading.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility features a webcam-based hands-free movement tracking system, a page reader, predictive typing and other customizable options to make surfing the web more accessible.
This free assistive technology can be used on a standard PC* by anyone with dexterity challenges arising from a variety of conditions, including:
It also helps those with mild visual impairment, limited proficiency in English, literary deficiencies, dyslexia and learning issues.
eSSENTIAL Accessibility lays the foundation for a Disability Community Involvement Initiative launched in association with leading advocacy groups for the disabled.
BC Ferries is proud to be a Founding Member of this initiative.