We strive to ensure everyone can access and use our information and services
Access to information and communications technologies is recognised as a basic human right under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
We are committed to making our written material easy to read and understand, and to ensuring our processes are easy to navigate.
Our office does our best to meet each individual’s needs.
Please contact us to clarify any information provided by our office or to receive any publication on our website in an accessible format.
We are dedicated to meeting the Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).
The using our website page includes information about:
- browser shortcuts
- web accessibility tools
- display and readability settings
- accessing information in PDFs.
Display and readability
Every person accessing our website can adjust their browser and computer settings to make things easier to see on the screen or for their visual preferences. Some examples include:
- adjusting the font size or colour of text displayed on the screen
- changing the background or link colours
- formatting the page differently
- turning certain functions on or off.
More details are available from the Vision Australia website.
You may need to download and install some free software applications to use some of the content on this site. The software and the icons used to indicate this file format are:
- Adobe PDF is a file format used to create an image of a page. A PDF can be downloaded as a document, printed or shared: download and install Adobe PDF Reader.
- Adobe also offers a conversation service to convert a PDF file to text for Adobe files that are in English and many other languages: access online tools.
- Microsoft Word is a word processing program: download and install MS Word viewer.
- Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program: download and install MS Excel viewer.
- Microsoft PowerPoint is a slideshow program: download and install MS Powerpoint viewer.
- Zip files are archives used to store or distribute groups of files. They compress files to save space. Download an expansion program to open or create zip files: download WinZip for Windows (PC) or download StuffIt for Macintosh (Mac).
Tagged or accessible PDFs are easier to read for people who use adaptive technologies. To request a tagged PDF, please contact us.
There are many tools that people with a disability can use to access the internet. These tools include:
- Hardware – tools that manipulate the keyboard or mouse if the person with a disability is unable to use them. Some examples include refreshable Braille displays, joysticks and trackballs, and alternative keyboards.
- Software – tools that change how a user interacts with the site. Some examples include screen readers, screen magnifiers, onscreen keyboards and programs that slow down applications for people with motor disabilities.
Vision Australia has a wide range of information about the many resources and tools that are available.
Browser shortcuts can help you to navigate a website through a keyboard. Details of the various shortcuts specific to different internet browsers are available from the manufacturers’ websites:
- Internet Explorer