Website Accessibility

SunOpta Inc. is proud to provide our global visitors with the opportunity to use eSSENTIAL Accessibility™, accessibility software that allows individuals who have trouble typing, moving a mouse or reading to access our website through assistive technology.

eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ features an array of keyboard and mouse replacement solutions to enhance user experience and help make the web accessible to all. These "alternative input methods" include a webcam-based hands-free movement tracking system that allows users to overcome any physical limitation. It also includes a web page reader.

eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ can be used on a standard PC by anyone with dexterity limitations that arise from a variety of conditions including:

  • Stroke/paralysis
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Age-related factors

Moreover, it also helps those who have difficulty reading because of:

  • Literacy deficiencies
  • Limited English proficiency
  • Dyslexia or similar learning issues
  • Mild visual impairment

To utilize this tool, please click on the eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ link below. You will then be directed to an independent site where you can download the browser free of charge. Please refer to for download, configuration & support information.