The Queensland Government supports the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) and the Queensland Government's online standards, policies and legislation.

The Queensland Government strives to make its public web resources compatible with a range of browsers, devices, assistive technologies and operating systems. This is achieved by developing web resources according to international web standards and best practice, and regular testing across a range of different browsers.

Browser support

The content on the page you came from is accessible to all browsers and internet devices, but may not display well in browsers that do not comply with these standards. If you are experiencing problems with any of our pages, please let us know.

Accessibility features

The accessibility features available on this site include:

  • access keys to access certain information using your keyboard
  • skip links and a logical tab order to navigate using assistive technologies
  • W3C Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) roles, states and properties for page landmarks and interactive components
  • keyboard navigation for menus and interactive components as per ARIA recommendations.

The following browsers are known to support ARIA:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and later
  • Firefox 2 and later
  • Opera 9 and later
  • Google Chrome

When using a browser that does not support ARIA all controls are still accessible as part of the normal tab order.

Keyboard navigation

Menus and interactive elements on the this website can be navigated using key combinations recommended by the WC3 ARIA standard.

  • use the tab key to enter a menu or interactive element as part of the tab order for the page
  • use the arrow keys to move focus between the different menu items or controls within the element; and
  • use the Enter key to activate a focused control or menu item
  • use the tab key to move to the next menu or to leave the interactive element.

Tab order

This website has a logical tab order for navigating without a mouse.

  • Use the tab key on your keyboard to move to the next link or field.
  • Use shift plus tab to move backwards,
  • Use the enter key to follow links and submit forms.

Most browsers support these functions.

Access keys

Access keys enable users to bring focus to page elements using the keyboard. This may assist those with motor skill difficulties and prove a convenience to all.

  • 1 : not in use
  • 2 : Website home
  • 3 : Site map
  • 4 : Contact us
  • 5 : Search
  • 6 : not in use
  • 7 : not in use
  • 8 : not in use
  • 9 : not in use
  • 0 : Help.

How to use access keys

If you are using a Windows computer: press Alt and the access key number to highlight the link. Press Enter to go to the linked page.

If you are using Macintosh computer: press control and the access key number to highlight the link, then press return to go to the linked page.