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Our website has been designed to provide you with different ways to find information on Canada’s Transition to Digital Television. This page provides navigational information allowing you to quickly locate the documents, policies, initiatives, and pages that you are looking for.

The Tool Bar (horizontal menu)

The first menu bar on the top of the page, the Common Menu Bar, is mandatory for all Government of Canada websites in correspondence with the norms set forth by the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada's Common Look and Feel Standards. It allows you to perform navigational tasks that are frequently necessary on all government sites, including:

  • Switching between the two official languages; in this case, from English to French.
  • Allowing you to Contact Us.
  • Providing Help by directing you back to this page.
  • Running a Search to locate a topic of interest.
  • Linking back to the Canada Home Page.

The Sidebar (left-hand vertical menu)

Keep in mind that while visiting the Transition to Digital Television's website, the sidebar is your key navigational tool. It allows you to immediately uncover the site section that interests you and link there. Once you are in a new section, it will adapt to the new topic, providing you with new hyperlinks related to your subject.

Accessibility Notice

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accessibility of information in this website. If you cannot access a particular publication or other information, please contact us.

Accessibility Help

Increasing Text Size

To increase the text size on our Web pages, you can change the settings in your Web browser. Just follow the instructions below based on the browser you are using or see your browser's help for details.

Internet Explorer

  1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Text Size".
  3. Select "Larger" or "Largest".

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Text Size".
  3. Select "Increase".
  4. To increase the text size further, continue selecting "Increase".


  1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Zoom".
  3. From the menu, select the size with which you would like to view the website.
  4. To increase the text size further, increase the percentage.


  1. Select "View" in the menu bar.
  2. Select "Text Size".
  3. From the menu, select the size with which you would like to view the website.

Client-side CSS for enhancing accessibility

Some users, for example persons with disabilities, may wish to use client-side Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to make the Transition to Digital Television's website more accessible.

A client-side CSS is a text file that users can create and store on their own computers, in order to make web pages easier to read.  For example, a client-side CSS file can be used to expand the size of a page, to make certain hidden parts of the page visible, or to increase the colour contrast on various parts of the website.

Most browsers provide the ability to specify a client-side CSS file, which would be applied to every Web page on this Web site that you visit. To take advantage of this feature, perform the following steps:

  1. How to create a client-side CSS file, and
  2. How to configure your browser to use the client-side CSS file

Date Modified: 2011-04-15