This website has been designed to be as accessible to as many users as possible, including:
- people with disabilities who may use assistive technologies;
- those with slower internet connections or less than state of the art equipment;
- rural and regional users; and
- those with non-PC internet devices including hand held devices and mobile phones.
The accessibility features available on this site include:
- resizing text;
- skip links and a logical tab order to navigate using assistive technologies;
- text-only page; and
- printer-friendly page.
Please note that you can contact us to acquire any documents available on the web site in the following formats:
- printed/hard-copy; or
- documents to be made available in an alternative format such as plain text file
This page covers four important guides to using this web site in an effort to improve accessibility:
- Text resizing - how to resize the text size viewed on screen within the browser to enhance readability;
- Using the site - how to use the web site and its features;
- Printer friendly - how to print web pages from this web site; and
- Plug-in requirements - how to install optional plug-ins to access some features of this web site.
You can make the text larger or smaller on this site by changing the settings on your computer.
Firstly, check which version of internet browser is installed on your machine:
open your browser
select Help from the top menu of your browser
select About (followed by your browser name) from the drop down list.
The screen that comes up will display which browser and version you are using.
How to change the text size
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, 6.0 or 7.0 - Select View menu, click on Text size and choose a size from the options Largest to Smallest .
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2 (Macintosh) - Click View menu, click on Text Zoom and choose a size from the options 50% - 300% or Larger or Smaller .
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 - Select View menu, click on Internet Options and choose Fonts and change the size to Small or Large .
Netscape 6.0, and 4.0 - Select Edit menu and click on Preferences. A new window will open. Select Appearance from the left hand side menu within the new window. Under Fonts reset the size (for example, 10, 12, 14 and so on).
FireFox - Select View menu, click on Zoom and choose either Increase or Decrease font size.
Opera - Select View menu, click on Zoom, and then select a size from the list.
Safari - Select View menu and click Make Text Bigger to increase the font size or Make Text Smaller to reduce the font size.
Using the site
The site has the following navigational features to aid you in your visiting experience
Overview Menu: Covers all aspects of the Department's services and areas of interest to citizens.
Search: Search the web site to find what you want directly with keywords.
Breadcrumb: Helps you to determine the location of the page that you are viewing at the time.
Content Menu: Covers topics of interest that are specific and related to what you see on the page.
Throughout the web site, every page is printer friendly. Simply use the Print function of your browser to print whichever page you like. When a web page is printed, it will only print the title of the page, the location of the page as well as the content. Navigation menus are automatically removed for your convenience to improve readability on paper.
Throughout this web site, you may encounter documents and files that may require you to install additional software on your computer. Please note that in most cases you are not required to install anything as most computers are capable to read the documents and files on this web site.
The following is a list of software that you may need to read the documents and files on this website:
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
Microsoft Excel Documents
Microsoft Word Documents
Exchanging files between previous and later releases of Microsoft Office
Microsoft has added new file formats to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to reduce file size, improve security and reliability, and enhance integration with external sources. To help ensure that you can exchange documents between Microsoft Office releases, Microsoft has developed a Compatibility Pack for the Office Word, Office Excel, and Office PowerPoint file formats.
Alternatively, you can also request to acquire any documents available on the web site in the following formats:
- printed/hard-copy; or
- documents to be made available in an alternative format such as plain text file.
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan
View the Department's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.