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Accessibility

Accessibility is very important to us. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any problems using this site, if the document you need is not in a format you can access, or if you have any comments or questions. You can email us on website@oaic.gov.au or visit Contact us for more options.

Accessibility tips for this site

Many of these features require JavaScript. Your JavaScript is turned off.

Main menu

You can navigate the main menu using the arrow keys (up, down, left and right).

If you are using a screen reader, you can use the Tab and Enter keys to navigate the menu. If a menu item has a submenu, pressing Enter will open it. Press Enter again to go to that menu item itself.

Press Esc to close a submenu.

Search suggestions

There is a search field at the top of every page. When you type into it, a list of links to suggested pages will be displayed after the search — you can navigate this list with the Tab key, or press Esc to close it.

Skip links

Every page starts with two skip links: “Skip to main content” and “Skip to secondary navigation”.

You can also skip forwards and backwards over the Twitter widget and the videos.

Video player

Our site uses the standard YouTube HTML5 player by default. If you like, you can use the Vision Australia YouTube player, which was designed for use with screen readers.

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ARIA landmarks

Our site has the following ARIA landmarks:

  • Banner (this is the header section, including the crest, accessibility menu and search function)
    • Navigation (this is the accessibility menu: Accessibility, Site map, Contact us and Subscribe)
    • Search
  • Main menu navigation
  • Main (Start of main content)
  • Secondary menu navigation (this contains just the menu items for the section you’re currently in)
  • Content info (this is the footer)

Long text descriptions

If an image has a long text description (for instance, charts or infographics), there will be a link following the image that jumps you to it. For example, Chart 1 in the 2013 Community Attitudes Survey.

Archived pages

Some pages have been archived to the National Library of Australia web archive. Links to these pages will show a little archive icon, or your screen reader will announce “From the NLA web archive”.

How to resize text

It’s easy to resize text in modern browsers by zooming in and out of the page.

Zoom in

  • Hold down the Ctrl key then press the + key; or
  • Hold down the Ctrl key then scroll the mousewheel away from you.

Zoom out

  • Hold down the Ctrl key then press the - key; or
  • Hold down the Ctrl key then scroll the mousewheel towards from you.

Reset the zoom level

  • Press the Ctrl and 0 (zero) keys at the same time.