Accessibility and usability have been key elements considered in the development of this website, so we hope you can find, access and use the information you need. This website has been designed to meet the Australian Government standards, including those that relate to access for people with disabilities. This site incorporates all relevant priority 1 requirements from the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
If there is information that you require and it is in a format you cannot access, or if you experience any other accessibility difficulties, please contact us.
Drawing tool and Engage 2.0 recommendation
While all efforts have been made to ensure this site is fully accessible, the Draw Your Own Line tool does not meet Guideline 1.1 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The guideline stipulates that a text alternative must be provided, however due to the tool's primary purpose to create a visual sensory experience, this is not possible. A text description of the tool's presence and purpose has been provided. A more accessible version is currently being developed and is expected to be available on the website on 12 July 2010.
This page explains ways you can change your view of the site, and the accessibility features available on the website, below.
Navigation using a screenreader
If you are using a screenreader program, there are a number of aids to help you find your way around the website.
Skip to content
For people using screen readers each page has a link that says "skip to content". Following this link will skip over the page header and skip over the navigation menu to take you straight to the content of the page. The page header and navigation are repeated on every page so this avoids hearing them again and again.
Skip to navigation
For people using screen readers each page has a link that says "Skip to main navigation". Following this link will skip over the page header and go to the main site navigation menu. The page header is repeated on every page so this avoids hearing it again and again.
Skip to footer
For people using screen readers each page has a link that says "Skip to footer". Following this link will skip over the page header and content and go to the footer of the page.
We have provided a sitemap of the main headings in the web site. This is the best place to get an overview of what is available on the web site. The links in the sitemap take you to the main sections of the site.
Print friendly layout
Every page is set up to print out a print-friendly format - simply use the print function in your browser and the page will be delivered with correct formatting and without unhelpful page items such as the navigation.
Plain and simple language
We have tried to write the information on this web site in plain and simple language so it is easy to understand for as many people as possible.