Using this Site
The Government of Alberta has designed this website to work across a wide range of web browsers and operating systems:
- Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 and 7.0 (Windows)
- Internet Explorer 5.1 and 5.2 (Mac)
- Netscape Navigator 7, 8 and 9 (Windows, Mac and Linux)
- Opera 7, 8 and 9 (Windows, Mac and Linux)
- Mozilla Firefox (All recent versions on Windows, Mac and Linux)
- Safari 1.2 and 2.0 (Mac)
- Any other web browser that understands valid XHTML and CSS
Some documents on this website are available in a PDF format. Adobe Acrobat is needed to open these files. Acrobat is available to download at no charge. Visit:
Video and Audio clips
Video and audio clips on this website are provided in Windows Media Format and require Windows Media Player. You will need Windows Media Player 10 (or higher) to view or listen to video or audio clips. Windows Media Player is available to download at no charge. For more information, visit:
Please note that due to the large size of some audio or video files, they may take a few minutes to download.
This website was designed to be fully accessible and fast-loading for our Palm, Blackberry, Opera Mobile and Windows Mobile visitors. On these devices, you should receive a simplified and unstyled version of this website.
All pages on this website should print on regular 8.5" x 11" paper, free of navigation and non-content design elements.
You should be able to print all site pages without colour or graphics. You do not require a special print-friendly version, all pages on this site will print in this way using your browser's Print command.
Why doesn’t my browser display this website properly?
In order to support as many visitors as possible and allow users of all abilities (including those with a visual impairment or physical disability) to access this website, it has been developed according to recognized standards set down by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). One of these standards is for the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS2) so that the site supports any browser that supports this standard.
Some browsers, particularly earlier versions, either do not or only partially support, this standard and they might not display the text and graphics properly. However, we have tested this website against known browsers; text and content should be accessible and usable for the vast majority of our visitors.
You can set your computer to display different screen resolutions. This website has been designed to work best in 1024 x 768 pixel resolutions, although you may still use it on larger or smaller resolutions.
Most Windows computers let you adjust the resolution in the Display options within the Control Panel. Most Mac computers let you adjust the resolution in the Displays option in the System Preferences. For more assistance, consult the Help Files or documentation for your computer.
Depending on your computer you can control the number of colours displayed on your screen. Government of Alberta websites look best with 16-bit colour (65,356 colours or thousands of colours depending on your operating system).