Using This Site


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)'s Web Accessibility Initiative has published comprehensive advice about enabling various accessibility features in different operating systems and browsers. Topics include enlarging text and images, browsing the web by keyboard and listening rather than reading.

Alternate document formats

The department endeavours to publish documents in multiple formats that have been optimised for accessibility. Documents will typically be published in PDF and other formats. If you are having difficulty accessing any of the information on this website or would like to send us your comments please contact us.

Compatible software

The department publishes information in a number of formats, depending on the content type and when it was published. If you do not have an application that will open a file made available on the department site there are links below to free applications you may be able to use.

  • Apache OpenOffice is a free office application suite capable of opening many common office document formats.
  • Microsoft provide a number of Office Online File Converters and Viewers which allow you to open new Microsoft Office file formats on older versions of office or even if you don't have office installed.

Further assistance

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