The City of Saskatoon is committed to the goal of making its facilities and services accessible to all. City Council chambers are fully wheelchair accessible, both for those attending meetings of Council and those who wish to speak. In addition, we provide the following services for those who require hearing assistance.
Assisted Hearing Devices:
Assisted hearing devices are available during meetings of City Council. If you are attending a Council meeting and require this device, please ask the security staff at the Council meeting for assistance.
Sign Language Interpreters:
If you wish to address City Council or one of its committees and require the assistance of a sign language interpreter, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 975-3240. The services of an interpreter will be provided to you without charge.
For further information, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (306) 975-3240.
BrowseAloud ... Making websites talk!
City of Saskatoon has speech-enabled its website using BrowseAloud, free software for those who have difficulty reading online. This includes people with learning and literacy difficulties, dyslexia, mild visual impairments, or for those who speak English as a second language.
How does it work?
Follow these simple steps to download BrowseAloud:
Once downloaded, run the application. The BrowseAloud icon will appear in the system tray, which is usually found in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
By simply placing the mouse cursor over the text, the relevant sentence will be read aloud and simultaneously highlighted. You can choose to listen to selected sections of text or the entire page from where your cursor is pointed.
To customize your BrowseAloud settings, right click on the BrowseAloud icon and choose 'Open BrowseAloud settings' from the menu. Here you can change the speed of the voice and the colors used in text highlighting, save text as an MP3, have links identified, customize pronunciations, and much more.
BrowseAloud Online User Guide, Frequently Asked Questions and a Video Tour