Accessibility Access & Compliance

Web standards

This web site aims to conform to Level AAA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.0), developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

In addition, we have followed the Australian Government’s mandatory requirements for Australian Government agencies:

  • The website is designed to display on all commonly used Internet browsers.
  • The site has been designed to work effectively with accessibility hardware and/or software.
  • To accommodate a range of connection speeds, page sizes have been kept to a minimum.
  • Our web pages are scalable to accommodate various common screen resolutions.
  • Print style sheets are provided to make printed pages clear and free from unnecessary material.
  • Links are friendly urls and have meaningful link text which can be read by screen readers.
  • Images on this site have meaningful alternative ‘alt’ tags which can be read by screen readers.
  • All navigation on this site is fully accessible without Javascipt, Cascading Style Sheets or graphical images. The navigation is accessible to screen readers.

In addition to this we have also included:

  • ‘Skip to Links’ are available to navigate through pages and sections on the website.
  • Keyboard accessible links and navigation menus, drop-down menus are accessible.
  • Text and backgrounds use sufficient color contrast to meet AAA requirements.
  • Semantic HTML headings.
  • Native HTML for buttons (used for actions) and links (used for navigation).
  • Forms use label elements to identify each form input.
  • No auto-playing carousels are present.
  • No auto-playing videos are present.
  • This website includes proper use of headings that can be navigated through depending on the navigation settings of your screen reader.

Exclusions

Downloadable documents

This website has a number of documents that cannot be provided in HTML format. To assist users to download and share web content, some documents are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and/or Microsoft Word (DOC/DOCX).

These documents are not considered Accessible.

Google Maps

This website has a number of maps provided by Google. These maps are not considered Accessible.

Using this website

Adjusting the text size

You can make the text size on this website larger or smaller using either the text resizing options in the header of the website or by following these standard keyboard commands:

  • Hold down the CTRL key (Microsoft Windows) or the ‘Apple’ key (Mac OS X) on your keyboard
  • Use the + or – key, or scroll with your mouse wheel to make text bigger or smaller

Tab-based navigation

This website allows full tab-based navigation.

  • When you are on a menu item or link pressing enter will take you to that page
  • Holding down ‘shift’ as you tab will take you through the tab cycle in reverse order

Website Accessibility Validation

This web site aims to conform to Level AAA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.0), developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

This website was last tested for Accessibility on the 23rd August 2018.

This website was tested utilising the following tools and passed each test (ignoring the exclusions above):