Accessibility

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2021 3:26pm

Our commitment

The Tasmanian Government is committed to making information accessible to all members of the Tasmanian community.

The Tasmanian Government and disability

Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Australian Government agencies are required to ensure information and services are provided in a non-discriminatory and accessible manner.

For more information about how the Tasmanian Government is improving access to information and services for people with disabilities, read the Tasmanian Government Disability Framework for Action.

Web content accessibility

Our aim is to be compliant to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Version 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) standard with some of our content already accessible to level triple A standard of the guidelines.

Browsers and devices

The website works with modern web browsers, text-only browsers’ mode, screen readers and mobile devices like tablets or smartphones.

Available tools

Text re-sizing

Text can be re-sized or zoomed within the tools or preferences of most standard web browsers, or you can increase and decrease the size using the following key shortcuts:

  • to make text larger:
    Windows: Control (Ctrl) and plus ( + ) 
    Mac: Command and plus ( + )
  • to make text smaller:
    Windows: Control (Ctrl) and minus ( - )  
    Mac: Command and minus ( - )

Simplified View

  • If using the Microsoft Edge browser, use Reading view mode to unclutter your screen. Hit the book icon in the menu to turn it on/off.
  • If using Firefox, select the Toggle reader view icon or press the F9 button on your keyboard.
  • Or, in any browser, select Print from the drop-down menu. It unclutters the page and allows you to re-size the page's text as well.

Magnification

  • Windows magnifier: Under your computer's Start menu, run “magnifier” and this will make your entire screen view larger. To stop using magnifier in most browsers, exit the program by selecting the X at the top corner.
  • Mac: Select Apple menu then System Preferences. Open the Accessibility panel, and then press Zoom.

Narration

  • Windows Narrator: Under your computer's Start menu, run “narrator” and this will read the content to you (works on other programs and other websites too). To stop using narrator in most browsers, exit the program by clicking on the X at the top corner.
  • Mac VoiceOver: Select the Apple menu button in the top left corner of your screen, then System Preferences and press the Accessibility button. Select VoiceOver. Alternatively, you can press Command-F5 to enable VoiceOver.

You can find more information about the tools to make your computer or device easier to use on the AbilityNet website.

How to listen to the website

If you have trouble reading text, you may prefer to use ReadSpeaker to listen to it instead. To do this, select the listen button near the top of most pages within our website.

ReadSpeaker icon

ReadSpeaker will highlight the text as it reads it to you. Use the settings icon to change the text colour, size and how fast ReadSpeaker reads the text to you. If you have trouble hearing the voice, check your volume settings.

Translation

View our My Language Portal where you can find links to resources for multiple languages and services available.

Third party content

At times, we may publish documents and publications received from third parties and host content on third-party platforms. These documents and platforms may not adhere to the standards followed by the Tasmanian Government. Therefore we cannot take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Downloadable Documents

This website has a limited number of documents that cannot be provided in HTML format. Also, to assist users to download and share web content, some documents are available in Portable Document Format (PDF). We have taken steps to ensure where possible that alternate formats are available. To access PDF files download the free Acrobat Reader.

Website feedback

If you have any thoughts or feedback on how we can improve the website, please use the feedback form below. If you require information on travelling to/from Tasmania, Check in TAS, vaccinations, testing or any other COVID-related matters, please phone the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

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