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Accessibility

Updated 10 Jun 2014

Every effort has been made to ensure that this website reaches A standard accessibility according to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). If there is data on this site that is in a format you cannot access, or if you experience other accessibility difficulties, please advise the Web administrator. Click here for a full accessibility statement, by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate.

A number of accessibility features have been implemented throughout the Elections ACT website to make the website more accessible to people with disabilities.

Below are some accessibility features that we consider necessary to our users:

Navigation

Navigation will still function without javascript on most current browsers. JavaScript only enhances the experience for users when javaScript is enabled.

Fonts

All fonts on the site use relative font sizing rather than fixed font sizing. If you have difficulty reading the text on a Web page it is possible to change the size using your Web browser. Follow the instructions below that matches the Web browser you are using:

To change the text size:

  • In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, then select Text Size and then choose larger or largest (the default is medium).
  • Alternatively, hold down the Ctrl key and scroll the mouse wheel (if you have one).
  • In Netscape, click the View menu, then select Text Zoom and then choose the size you would like (the default is 100%).
  • Alternatively, hold down the Ctrl key and at the same time, push the - or = key.
  • In Firefox, click the View menu, then select Text Size and then choose the whether you would like to increase the size (increase) or decrease the size (decrease).
  • Alternatively, hold down the Ctrl key and at the same time, push the - or + key.
  • In Opera, click the View menu, then select Zoom, and then choose the size you would like (the default is 100%).

Links

Most links are text-based. If some links are images, certain techniques are used to separate presentation from structure to ensure links are still text-friendly for screen readers, text-based browsers and for users who browser with styles/scripts off.

Images

A text description has been added to each image within alt and/or title tags. This will assist screen readers and users who browse the internet with images off.

Printable Pages

All pages are optimised for printing offline. This will reduce the amount of ink and paper wasted when printing a webpage document.

Adobe PDF document format

Users can get information regarding the accessibility of Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files from the Access Adobe website.

Standards Compliance

All code is validated by http://validator.w3.org/ according to the XHTML 1.0 Strict doctype to increase reliable rendering across all browsers, to enable faster downloads and for easier navigation for screen readers.

All pages on this site uses structured semantic markup recommended by W3C. Separation of structure (HTML), presentation (CSS) and DOM behaviours (JavaScript) are applied where possible.