Web accessibility is the practice of making online information and services available to all users, particularly those with disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive and neurological disabilities. It involves making a website as accessible as possible regardless of the browsing technology used, such as text-only web browsers and old browser versions.
The ACT Legislative Assembly is committed to making its website accessible to as many people as possible. We are endeavouring to meet AA accessibility checkpoints as defined in the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, version 2.0. This commitment applies only to the ACT Legislative Assembly website and not to websites that are linked from our pages. Compliance with web accessibility is an ongoing process that we are regularly working to improve.
Wherever possible the Assembly endeavours to publish documents in HTML format or provide a Microsoft Word (.doc) version as an alternative format to Portable Document Format (PDF) files. However, there are some cases where it has not been possible to publish documents in HTML format nor to provide an accessible alternative format. This is predominantly due to the manner in which the original documents were produced and procedural requirements that these documents not be altered – for example, submissions to committee inquiries.
If you experience problems accessing any of the information on our site or would like to provide feedback, please contact us on (02) 6205 0018 or OLA@parliament.act.gov.au. Wherever possible, we will do our best to fix the problem or provide the information in an alternative format to suit the needs of individual users.