Digital Accessibility

CBC is dedicated to reflecting the diversity of our audience and removing barriers to accessing content.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts (Desktop only)

On the Desktop versions of CBC, users can navigate through the content and perform actions using only a keyboard. Common keyboard shortcuts for Desktop versions of CBC include:

Keyboard Shortcut Action
Tab Move from one interactive element to the next element
Shift + Tab Move from one interactive element ot the previous element
Esc Exit dialog boxes, including the Menu panel
Enter or Space Bar Opens/Closes the Menu panel
Enter Activate any interactive element such as links and buttons

In-built system or browser functionality

Users can make text larger, increase contrast or enable captions within their system or browser.

System Accessibility Features Description
Apple Accessibility Read about Apple's efforts to make Mac, iOS, Safari and other products accessible
Microsoft Accessibility Read about Microsoft's efforts to make Windows, Edge and other products accessible
Google Accessibility Read about Google's efforts to make Chrome and other products accessible

Other accessibility features

  • Dark mode is available on CBC News and CBC Listen (iOS and Android) applications.

  • Text resizing is available on CBC News (Android) application and in the process of being developed for CBC News (iOS) application.

  • Alternative text is present for images where required.

  • Search functionality provides auto-populated responses. Within search results, users are able to filter by Program-type and Media-type.

  • For users seeking an experience with reduced motion, we recommend using CBC Lite, a low-bandwidth version of cbc.ca.

  • "Skip to content" links promote quick access to main content on all platforms. Other custom skip links are available for navigating repeated sports content, accessing the persistent audio/video player, etc.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please complete our form within the Accessibility Feedback page.

​​​​​​We invite you to consult these links to learn more about CBC's commitment to making accessible content: 

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