The Queensland Government supports the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and the Queensland Government Information Standard 26: Internet.

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:

  • conversion of text to speech and assistance with:
    • highlighting each word as it is spoken to guide where you are on the page
    • magnifying text to your chosen font size and font style
    • word-for-word language translation
    • looking up dictionary definitions
    • converting text to MP3
    • masking information on the screen to focus on a particular area
  • 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.

Speech, reading and translation software

We have speech-enabled our website using BrowseAloud software to make our information more accessible. BrowseAloud is free and can be useful if:

  • you prefer to listen to information instead of reading it
  • English is your second language
  • you need help to read
  • you have a visual impairment.

What BrowseAloud can do

BrowseAloud software can read online content out loud to you in different languages.

BrowseAloud can also:

  • read web pages out loud in a human-sounding voice
  • read PDF and Word documents out loud
  • highlight each word as it is spoken to show you where you are on the page
  • magnify text to your chosen font size and font style
  • translate word-for-word between different languages
  • look up dictionary definitions
  • convert text to MP3
  • mask information on the screen to help you focus on a particular area.

More information about using BrowseAloud.

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.

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 :
  • 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.