Using this Site

Making Information Accessible


The Department of Energy has designed this website to work across a wide range of web browsers and operating systems. Our goal is to provide access to the widest possible audience. For specific information on the Accessibility of our website pages, please read our Accessibility statement.

This website was designed to work properly in:
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 and up
  • Firefox 3.0 and up (Note: Some PDF's may not display properly in Firefox, if you encounter this please try another browser.)

External Links

Links to websites not under the control of the Government of Alberta are provided solely for the convenience of users and the Government of Alberta is not responsible for the content of any other website. These sites are identified by the icon.  For information on our linking policies please see our copyright and disclaimer information. 

Glossary

A glossary tool is available on this website to help users understand unique terms in the energy industry.  To activate the tool, highlight a term, and select "Control" (The button is located at the bottom on the left side of your keyboard) and "Y" (the letter). Please note this is only accessible using Internet Explorer.   
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Image of the website with a open Glossary box

 

PDF documents

Some documents on this website are available in a PDF format.  They are identified by the icon.  Adobe Acrobat is needed to open these files. Acrobat is available to download at no charge from Adobe. Adobe also offers helpexternal link icon if you are unable to view a PDF.

Note: some of the older PDF's in this site display with an invalid colour space error, this is a known issue with Internet Explorer, Adobeexternal link icon suggests users open the documents in Chrome or Firefox by copying the shortcut or save the PDF to your PC and open it from there.

Video and Audio clips

Video and audio clips on this website are provided in a Real media format, which requires RealPlayer or Windows media. Due to the large size of some audio or video files, they may take a few minutes to download, videos are identified by the icon.

10 is available to download at no charge from Real .  You will need RealPlayer 10 (or higher) to view or listen to video or audio clips. If you have difficulty installing or using RealPlayer, please see the RealPlayer Frequently Asked Questions.

Other files

Other files on this website are provided for business customers in standard Microsoft Office formats, they include PowerPoint , Excel and Word .  If you require assistance using the files please contact Microsoft Office or for help with the contents please contact the appropriate business area

Wireless Devices

This website was designed to be 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.

Printing Pages

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.

Resizing Text on this Website

If you find text on this website difficult to read, most web browsers will let you change the default text size. You can easily set this yourself, and the help files in your browser will give you exact instructions. For instance, on Internet Explorer version 6, you can click the View menu, then select Text Size, then select Larger.

As a convenience, we have included a Text Resizer built into this website if you want to temporarily increase the text size of the website. You can find it near the top right corner of the page.

Screen Resolutions

You can set your computer to display different screen resolutions. This website was designed to display best in 800 x 600 pixels and 1024 x 768 pixel resolutions, although you may still use it on larger or smaller resolutions.

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. Most Windows computers let you adjust the resolution in the Display options within the Control Panel.  Consult the Help Files or documentation for your computer for directions.

Screen Colours

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).