Website accessibility

We constantly work on improving our website. We continue to explore alternative accessible solutions to reach a level of consistency across the site to meet the standards.

Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, all Australian Government agencies are required to ensure information and services are provided in a non-discriminatory and accessible manner.

This website has been designed to meet the Australian Government standard. We aim to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA standard. Meeting these guidelines will improve accessibility and the overall user experience.

If there is information you require that you cannot access please contact us.

Text to speech

You can convert the text on this site into speech. You can either listen to it when you are on the page or download it for later use.

Select listen at the top of the page. The player will expand and will read the main contents of the page back to you. The text is highlighted as it is read. This can be switched off or configured using the settings icon.

Select the download link on the player to download a small MP3 file. You can load the MP3 file onto your portable MP3 player or smart phone for later use. This can be used to relay information to someone who does not have an internet connection. If the contents of the page changes you will need to download the MP3 file again.

Check your computer's sound settings if you cannot hear the audio.

File formats

PDF (Portable Document Format) and RTF (Rich Text Format)

PDF files are used on this website for large documents and other resources. Where the document is not designed to be exclusively printed, an accessible alternative file will accompany it. Any PDF viewing software should open PDF files on this website except for some fill-able forms that may need special software.

We are working towards improving the quality of our PDF files on the website to ensure accessibility features are added to each file.

Printing pages

Every page on this site can be printed using your browser’s print function. This means you can have a copy of the information or provide it to someone else. Use the printer icon at the end of each page to print a large text version of the page you are viewing.

If you do not want to see animations in images on this site, consult your browser’s help instructions to turn off animations.






Page last updated: Monday, 23 November 2015
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