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Accessibility

What is web accessibility?

Web accessibility is about making web content available to all web users, including those with disabilities such as auditory, visual, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. It is also about making websites as accessible as possible regardless of what technology is used to browse.

TasALERT and Accessibility

TasALERT is committed to making this site accessible to all members of the community. The TasALERT website seeks to meet Level AA accessibility standards as defined in the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. Meeting these standards is an ongoing process.

If you encounter any web accessibility issues or have some feedback about the site's accessibility, please contact us and we will try to resolve this issue or provide the information in an alternative format.

National Relay Service

If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service.

TTY users should phone 133 677 then ask for 131 444 (for non-emergencies). In an emergency, TTY users dial 106 directly on their TTY.

Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 131 444 (for non-emergencies) or 000 (in an emergency).

Internet relay users connect to the NRS, then ask for 131 444 (for non-emergencies) or 000 (in an emergency).

Further information can be obtained from the National Relay Service website.

Accessibility of PDF Files

Adobe provides online conversion tools to help visually impaired users read PDF documents. They convert PDF documents into either HTML or ASCII text, which can then be read by screen reader programs.

Visit Adobe's accessibility site for more information on how to make PDF files more accessible to people with disabilities.

There are also a number of free online PDF to Word converters that can be found by typing PDF Converter or similar into your preferred search engine. TasALERT does not endorse the use of any of these free online conversion sites.

Text and browser resizing

The text on a website can be resized in a number of ways, including through your web browser settings. You can usually choose between resizing the entire web site or resizing the text only.

If you do not know what browser you are using:

  • Click Help on the menu bar near the top of the browser window.
  • Select About (browser name) from the submenu and a window will appear that displays the browser name and version.

Internet Explorer (7.0 +)

Please note that at present, this site only supports the zoom method of resizing text in Internet Explorer.

To resize the entire site (zoom method):

Keyboard shortcuts: Press Ctrl and + (plus key) to increase; Ctrl and - (hyphen or minus key) to decrease and Ctrl and 0 to return to normal size.

To resize text only:

  • Select View from the menu bar.
  • Select Text Size from the View dropdown submenu.
  • Choose your text size from the list (the size you are currently using will be marked).

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox allows resizing of the entire site or text only.

  • Select View on the menu bar.
  • Select Zoom from the View dropdown submenu.
  • Choose Zoom In, Zoom Out or Zoom Text Only from the list.

Keyboard shortcuts: Press Ctrl and + (plus key) to increase; Ctrl and - (hyphen or minus key) to decrease and Ctrl and 0 to return to normal size.

Opera 9.0 or higher

Opera does not offer a resize text only feature.

  • Select View on the menu bar.
  • Select Zoom from the View dropdown submenu.
  • Choose your size from the list (the size you are currently using will be marked).

Keyboard shortcuts: Using the number pad, use + to increase, - to descrease and * to snap back to normal.)

Safari

Safari offers methods to resize the whole site or the text only.

  • Click View on the menu bar.
  • Choose Zoom In or Zoom Out or Zoom Text Only.

Keyboard shortcuts: Press Command/Apple and + (plus key) to increase; Command/Apple and - (hyphen or minus key) to decrease and Command/Apple and 0 to return to original size.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome does not offer a resize text only feature.

  • Select View on the menu bar.
  • Select Zoom In or Zoom Out from the View dropdown submenu.

Keyboard shortcuts: Press Ctrl and + (plus key) to increase; Ctrl and - (hyphen or minus key) to decrease and Ctrl and 0 to return to normal size.