On this page:
- Web standards
- Technical aspects
- Accessibility and PDF files
- Accessibility help - contact us
If you need assistance because the document you need is not available in a format you can access, please contact us.
We follow World Wide Web Consortium's standards as far as possible - a set of global standards designed to make content available to everyone. This includes following their WCAG 1.0 Web Accessibility Initiative guidelines and, as far as possible with new content, we aim to meet their WCAG 2.0 guidelines. We also aim to meet the Australian Government Information Management Office's mandatory requirements for Australian Government agencies.
As far as possible we have documents available in either HTML or RTF and PDF or in all three formats.
The styling of this site is designed to make the content scalable to fit different screen resolutions.
This site will display correctly in major browsers.
The text is scalable, allowing it to be resized in the browser window.
Print style sheets are provided to make printed pages clear and free from unnecessary material not required to be reproduced in print versions.
Links are friendly urls and have meaningful link text which can be read by screen readers.
This website has a ‘AA' conformance rating, as set out in the W3C web content accessibility guidelines.
As part of meeting the WCAG 2.0 standards, all material on the site will be provided in HTML format. Some larger documents may be first published in PDF and RTF, then provided as soon as possible in an accessible HTML version. If you require an accessible version of any document that is waiting to be transcribed into HTML please contact us.
Some material on this site is available in PDF format. We use PDFs because they're portable, printable and reasonably accessible. A free PDF reader can be downloaded here.
If you are vision impaired, go to Adobe's screen-reader compatible download page. You may also find it helpful to download the Adobe Access plug-in which supports Windows text reading programs.
For more information on PDF document accessibility go to Adobe's website.
All navigation on this site is fully accessible without Javascipt, Cascading Style Sheets or graphical images. The navigation is accessible to screen readers.
Images on this site have meaningful alternative ‘alt' tags which can be read by screen readers.
Accessibility of this website is very important to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. If you have any problems using this site or have any comments, feedback or questions, please email email@example.com