The department is committed to making our website as accessible as possible. This means providing access to:
- people with disabilities;
- people using mobile devices;
- those with slower internet connections; and
- rural and regional users.
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We are working towards improving our compliance with the standards set by Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA level. With the relaunch of our website in 2014 we have improved accessibility by:
- providing text alternatives for PDF attachments
- ensuring images and tables are displayed correctly
- ensuring our menu is accessible via touch screens
- adding responsive design for mobile devices
- providing Alternative styles and colour contrast
- improving template layouts
- converting publications to HTML content where possible
- increasing training and awareness for staff
- improving information architecture
- using plain language.
You can send us feedback on the accessibility of this site to email@example.com.
Some content may not be fully accessible. This includes:
- Out of date publications that have been superseded
- Submissions by third parties
- News archives
- Content that is provided for archive purposes and was originally published prior to 1 July 2013.
For assistance with any of the above exceptions please contact us.
Where possible, pdf documents have also been provided in Microsoft Word format (.doc). In some cases we may not be able to provide Microsoft Word versions. For example, documents that have been produced by a third party such as submissions or scanned documents.
In line with standard practice all document attachments will open into a new window.
Documents provided on this website can also be provided in other formats upon request. Contact us to request alternate document formats.
To assist with scanning content or users of assistive technologies, where ever possible hyperlinks allow the link text to be meaningful when read out of context.
The following best practice approach is taken for linking within our site:
- All links to pages within the site where the menu is still available will open within the same window.
- All links to attachments or external sites will open into a new window.
This approach allows users to set their browser options to open in new tab if this is preferred to opening in a new window.
Text on this site can be re-sized by:
- using the zoom and increase font options from your browser’s menu
- press the Ctrl key (Microsoft Windows) or the Apple key (Mac OS) on your keyboard and use the + or – key to zoom in an out
- press Ctrl on your keyboard and scroll with your mouse wheel.
All images that are used to display a meaning will have alternative text available. Some browsers may also display a tool-tip of this alternative text when the cursor hovers of focuses on the image.
All images that are used for decorative purposes only do not contain any alternative text.
Where possible tables are only used to display tabular information and are not used for formatting.
Row and column headings have been identified using HTML for use with assistive technologies.
On our pages which display many publications we have chosen to display these publications in a tabular format to allow ease of access to multiple formats.
Printing a page on this site
Pages can be printed by using the print option in your browser.
If you have any feedback or suggestions or you are having any difficulties with our site contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This site features a responsive design solution to ensure the content will scale to lower screen resolutions and be optimised for mobile devices.
If you do not have the required software to view the documents available on this site, the following free downloads will allow you to view the documents:
- PDF Documents
- Flash Documents
- Microsoft Office documents (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)