What is web accessibility?
Web accessibility is the practice of making website content available to all users, particularly those with disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. It includes making a website as accessible as possible regardless of browsing technology, such as for people with text-only web browsers and old browser versions.
ACT Government’s commitment to web accessibility
The ACT Government is committed to making its website accessible to as many people as possible. To this end we are endeavouring to meet AA accessibility checkpoints as defined in the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. Compliance with web accessibility is an ongoing process which we are regularly working to improve. If you experience problems accessing any of the information on our site, please contact us and we will try our best to fix the problem or provide the information in an alternative format.
To speak to someone in a language other than English please telephone the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.
Access keys enable a user to bring focus to page elements (usually links) using the keyboard. They are designed to assist users who prefer keyboard navigation, or are unable to use a mouse, and also provides easy access for frequent users.
On most Windows browsers, pressing 'Alt + the access key number' will highlight the link, and pressing Enter will take you to the destination page. On most Macintosh browsers, pressing 'Control + the access key number' will take you to the destination page.
Some earlier versions of Web browsers do not support access keys. The online help in your Web browser provides further information.
The ACT Government Community Engagement web site uses the following access keys on every page:
- S: Skip navigation
- 1: Home page
- 2: not used
- 3: Site map
- 4: Search
- 5: Copyright
- 6: not used
- 7: not used
- 8: not used
- 9: not used
- 0: Access key details (this page)