Australian Government departments and agencies are required by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to ensure that online information and services are accessible by people with disabilities.
In September 2012, a web accessibility evaluation was conducted on the website to test the main design features of the site for conformance with Level A and Level AA Success Criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.0). As of 1 October 2012 the site meets level AA conformance for the global design elements.
- Web Accessibility Evaluation Summary (DOC, 135.0 KB)
- Web Accessibility Evaluation Summary (PDF, 229.6 KB)
This website has undergone testing to ensure it complies with Australian Government standards, including those that relate to access for people with disabilities. As of 17 March 2009, this site complies with:
- all relevant priority 1 checkpoints from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 1.0
- all relevant Level A checkpoints from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0.
For the scope and further details of this website's accessibility conformance, download the below statements:
- WCAG 1.0 Statement of Accessibility Conformance (RTF, 2.2MB)
- WCAG 2.0 Statement of Accessibility Conformance (RTF, 2.2MB)
The website has three navigation features to help you find what you need.
On the top of the main content of every web page is the main navigation menu. This will display the topic areas for the website, contact details and related links.
At the bottom of each page you will find legal information regarding copyright, privacy and disclaimer. You will also find a link to the Prime Minister's site and a link that takes you to the top of the page.
Keeping track of where you have been
In the content area in the centre of each page links are indicated by the combination of underlining and blue text. Clicking on a link will change its colour from blue to purple to show that you have already visited it.
Documents on this website are in the following formats:
- Portable Document Format (PDF)
To view these files you will need to download and install the free Acrobat Reader
- Rich Text Format (RTF)
To view these files you will need a text reader.
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