Texas Roadhouse Accessibility Tips

Texas Roadhouse generally uses design standards that help guests interact with the information presented on our websites and mobile apps. Below are some tips that may come in handy when accessing Texas Roadhouse’s website and mobile applications.


A. Software recommendations and settings

• We recommend using current versions of the manufacturer’s assistive technology applications, along with the current version of your computer/mobile device operating system and browser of choice. We also advise experimenting with different types of browsers and assistive technology applications to determine which combination works best for you.

• We support screen magnification technologies and accessibility features – like zoom, color and other image controls – that major browsers and computer/mobile device operating systems provide.


B. Screen reader applications

• For the best online experience, we recommend the following screen reader applications for customers with vision disabilities: JAWS, VoiceOver and NVDA. On mobile devices, we recommend TalkBack for Android devices and Voice-Over for the iPhone and iPad.

• If you use JAWS as your screen reader, we recommend using it with Internet Explorer; if you use NVDA as your screen reader, we recommend using it with FireFox.


C. Assistive Technology Applications

Check out these features and settings available in various assistive technology applications:

Tooltips – Enable settings to read tooltips if it’s required by your screen-reading application. This additional information can be very beneficial for comprehending and interacting with the content on many pages.

Special characters – If it’s required by your screen-reading application, enable settings to automatically read any of these special characters: at sign (@), number sign (#), dollar sign ($), ampersand (&), apostrophe, quotation marks, backslash, bar (|), underline, braces({}), brackets ([]) and words with tilde- or grave-accented characters.

Symbols – If it’s required by your screen reading application, enable settings to automatically read these symbols: plus, minus (may be pronounced “dash”), asterisk (may be pronounced “star”), forward slash, percent sign (%), caret (^), equals sign, parentheses, the less-than symbol (<) and the greater-than symbol (>).

Browser status information – Links may contain additional information on the status line in the bottom left of your browser window. Consider using your screen reader application's hot keys to read this information when you’re focused on a link.

Manual focus for mouse – You can hear additional information about elements on web pages by causing the mouse pointer to focus on the next element and read all available information associated with that element. If your screen reader application provides this functionality, consider using hot-key keystrokes to trigger reading this information.


Also, be sure to check the help directories or user guides of your specific software for information about other features you may find useful.


D. Browsers

• It’s advisable to download a current version of Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome.

• There are easy-to-use browser controls for adjusting the size and colors of content on a web page.

There are no ideal content size or color combinations for all people. By using the controls provided in browsers, you can personalize the content presentation in your browser. We’ve designed the web content we provide to work with these controls.

Adjusting size of all content: To change the size of images, buttons, text and all the content shown on a web page, use the Zoom controls:

The Zoom controls are usually found in the “View” tab of the browser.

In some versions for a PC, you can adjust the zoom level by holding the “Ctrl” key and pressing the “+” or “-” keys. Additionally, you can control the level of zoom by using the slider in the lower right corner of the browser.

In some versions for a Mac, you can adjust the zoom level by holding the “Command” key and pressing the “+” or “-” keys. Additionally, you can control the level of zoom by using the slider in the lower right corner of the browser.

Adjusting colors: Two common techniques for changing the display of colors are settings that adjust text, background and link colors and a setting to “ignore colors.” You may need to use both techniques.

Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer, ignore colors:

• Open the Tools menu and then choose “Internet Options.”
• Choose the General tab in the Internet Options window.
• Choose “Accessibility” to open the Accessibility window.
• Check the “Ignore colors specified on webpages” checkbox.
• Choose “OK” in the Accessibility window.
• Choose “OK” in the Internet Options window.
• Keep in mind: When you make this change, you’re also removing background images.

Internet Explorer, adjust selected colors:
You can change colors for text, background, links, visited links and hover in the Colors window. To adjust these colors, first follow the “ignore colors” instructions above. Then:

• Open the Tools menu, and then choose “Internet Options.”
• Choose the General tab in the Internet Options window.
• Choose “Colors” to open the Colors window.
• Uncheck the “Use Windows colors” checkbox.
• Choose each button that shows colors for text, background, links, visited links and hover to choose a different color. (Keep in mind: When you change the hover color, you should also check the “Use hover color” checkbox.)
• Choose “OK” in the Colors window.
• Choose “OK” in the Internet Options window.
Firefox, ignore colors:

• Open the Tools menu, and then choose “Options.”
• Choose the “Content” view in the Options window.
• Choose “Colors…” to open the Colors window.
• Uncheck the “Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above” checkbox.
• Choose “OK” in the Colors window.
• Choose “OK” in the Options window.
• Keep in mind: When you make this change, you’re also removing background images.

Firefox
Firefox, adjust selected colors: You can change colors for text, background, links and visited links in the Colors window. To adjust these colors, first follow Firefox’s “ignore colors” instructions. Then:

• Open the Tools menu, and then choose “Options.”
• Choose the “Content” view in the Options window.
• Choose “Colors…” to open the Colors window.
• Choose each button that shows colors for text, background, unvisited links and visited links to choose a different color.
• Choose “OK” in the Colors window.
• Choose “OK” in the Options window.

Chrome: As of version 36, Google Chrome doesn’t provide any built-in color settings that users can change.

Safari: You aren’t able to adjust colors for Safari.