Accessibility 

This statement relates to content available on the New South Wales legislation website www.legislation.nsw.gov.au. If you have any questions or comments about this statement, the content on this site, or experience difficulties accessing it, please contact the webmaster.

Access keys function exactly like hot keys in any application.
They are intended as an accessibility aid for vision impaired users to skip directly to relevant content areas on a page.
Older browsers do not support access key functions, but this will not affect the visual delivery of content.

To use the access keys on the New South Wales legislation website:

Users not using the mouse to navigate can activate this to focus their browser/reader past the navigation and pagination buttons to content
This will bring the view back to the top of the content
Takes the user to the home page
Displays the sitemap
Displays our contact details
Passes our details to your email client for feedback
Switches between mobile and desktop layouts of the site
Use CTRL+Access Key (not COMMAND+Access key (), which can produce undesirable effects).

The datepicker can be found on the legislation tables pages. It can be used as an alternative to typing a date with the keyboard. The datepicker can be used with the mouse or the keyboard.

In the desktop view, the following keys can be used to navigate the datepicker using the keyboard. Note that depending on the datepicker's current mode, the date may refer to a day, month or year. Accordingly, the term "view" in the navigation instructions below refers either to a day, month, or year range.

In the mobile view, the datepicker uses the date function of the mobile device operating system.

This site has been developed to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features. By adhering to guidelines for accessible web design, we acknowledge the diversity of communication methods, available technologies and abilities of web-users in the community.

On most pages, hitting the tab key once will take you to the 'Skip to content' link. This will automatically focus on the first link after the header. All 'Skip' links lessen the number of key presses it takes to get to the main content of a page. Some pages with a browse or search results navigation bar have a 'Skip to results' link which will focus on the first link past the bar. In In Force legislation titles, next to the Contents will be a 'Skip contents' link that will focus on the first link within the fragment that is currently being viewed.

PCO strives to maintain conformance to W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The pages on this site meet the criteria for AA compliance with WCAG guidelines, and have been checked using Bobby and the Wave 3.0 Accessibility Tool.

This site meets all the coding criteria for compliance with W3C CSS (cascading style sheets) and HTML5. Visit www.w3c.org for more information.

The Parliamentary Counsel's Office is committed to the ongoing improvement of this website and will continue to deliver enhancements wherever possible. Feedback received from users is greatly appreciated and due consideration is given to all suggestions.

The Adobe website provides online conversion tools to convert Adobe PDF files to plain text or HTML files. To access this service go to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html

Alternatively, the Adobe PDF file can be submitted as a MIME attachment to an email message. For plain text, mail the attached PDF to pdf2txt@adobe.com. For HTML, mail the attached PDF to pdf2html@adobe.com.

In Chrome go to Zoom and use the minus or plus options.

In Firefox, open the menu and use the minus or plus options.

In Safari go to View > Zoom In or Zoom Out.

In Internet Explorer go to View > Text size and select Larger or Largest or View > Zoom and then select the level of zoom.

There is an inpage toolbar on some pages positioned on the same level as the 'page heading' that contains a tool to change text size.

You can also try changing the screen resolution.

For a no javascript version of the website, use www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/~/.

This version of the website is built for webcrawlers and people whose devices cannot use javascript. Some functionality may not be available.