Accessibility is important to us. Please let us know if you:
- have any problems using this site
- have any feedback or questions
- need assistance because the information on our website is not available in a format you can access.
Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Australian Government agencies are required to ensure information and services are provided in a non-discriminatory accessible manner.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is committed to making our content available to the widest possible audience by providing an accessible website. We are currently working to make sure our site is compliant with Double A of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) in line with requirements for Australian Government websites.
WCAG 2.0 is a standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and endorsed by the Australian Government.
This site has been developed to display adequately on all commonly used browsers. Special features have been included to enable effective operation by persons using accessibility hardware and/or software. The site is optimised for a 1024 x 768 screen resolution but will scale appropriately to both higher and lower screen resolutions.
The primary navigation system on our website is a main navigation menu with drop down sub-menus which provide access to the site's major content areas. There is also a quicklinks function on the homepage, providing quick access to key areas of the site.
The website also includes a search feature and site map to ensure ease of access for users wanting to find specific information.
Search and search options
You can search the web site by typing one or more keywords into the search input box at the top right of any web page. This search option allows you to search for content across the entire site and will return all resources and article pages within the site.
There is also a search funtion available on our resource listing pages, however this search function will only return results associated with the listing page the user is on. Please ensure you use the sitewide search located in the top righthand corner of the site if you are looking for content across the entire website.
If your search returns too many results you can use the sort by tools to refine your search.
Change the size of the text
You can change the size of text and the way text is displayed through the settings of your web browser.
In Windows this is done in different browsers by:
- In Internet Explorer go to the View menu and select the Text size option, then the size you prefer.
- In Firefox 1.5 / 2 open the View menu with the mouse or by selecting Alt and V at the same time. Select the Text Size option with the mouse or select Z. Increase or decrease the text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and selecting Enter.
- in Firefox versions earlier than 1.5 open the View menu with the mouse or by selecting Alt and V at the same time. Select the Text Size option with the mouse or by selecting S twice. Increase or decrease the text size with the mouse or by using the up and down arrow keys and selecting Enter.
- In Netscape click on the View menu with the mouse or select Alt + V . Click on the Text Zoom option with the mouse or select Z. Click on the text size you want with the mouse or use the up and down keys and then Enter to select the text size you want.
- In Opera press + (in some versions you might need to select the Shift key as well) to increase size and the - (minus) to decrease text size. Each click will increase or decrease the size by 10%. Alternatively select Alt + V to bring up the view menu and then select Z to bring up the zoom options then use the up and down arrow keys to select the option you want followed by Enter.
In Mac this is done in different browsers by:
- In Firefox, Internet Explorer or Netscape 7 select Apple and + (plus) to increase the text size and Apple and - (minus ) to decrease the text size.
- In Opera for OS 8 and 9, select Apple + Y. Click on Fonts and colors or use the down arrow to select it. Click in the box next to Minimum font size (pixels) or use Tab until the box is highlighted and enter a minimum font size.
- In Opera 8 / 9 for OS X select Apple + , (comma). Click on the Web pages tab or select Alt + Tab until the Web pages tab is selected. Click on the Page Zoom option box and select your zoom size or use the Tab key twice to select the page zoom option box and use the up and down arrow keys to select your zoom size.
- In Safari click on the View menu with the mouse. Click on Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller to change the font size.
In Linux this is done in different browsers by:
- In Firefox open the View menu with the mouse or by selecting Alt + V. Click Text Size. Click on Increase or Decrease to change the text size or use the right arrow to expand the Text Size menu options and use the up and down arrow to select Increase or Decrease and then select Enter.
- In Konqueror select Ctrl and + (plus) to increase the text size and select Ctrl + - (minus) to decrease the text size
- In Opera 8 /9 select Shift and + to increase size and Shift + - to decrease text size. Each time you repeat this will increase or decrease the size by 10%.
- In Opera 6 /7 click on the File menu or select Alt + F. Click on the Preferences option or select R. Select Page Style. Click on the box under Default Zoom and when the list pops up click on the font size you want or select Alt + Z and use the up and down arrows to select the font size you want
More accessibility help information can be found at the BBC My Web My Way website.
Material on our website is a combination of HTML and downloadable resources, including PDF, word and RTF formats. While we have made every attempt to ensure all of our downloadable resources are accessible, we can't guarantee accessibility of older resources or third-party resources.
To read PDF documents you need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Commonly this is already on your computer, installed with your web browser. But if you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from adobe.com.
If you have difficulty accessing a document on our website please contact us and we will endeavour to provide it to you in a format that fits your needs.