The AusIndustry website has been designed to comply with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. By adopting these guidelines as our primary standard for web accessibility, we hope to provide equal access to all people visiting our website.

If you discover any information that is in a format that you cannot access, or if you experience any other accessibility difficulties, please contact us by emailing ccm@innovation.gov.au or by contacting the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46 or hotline@ausindustry.gov.au.

Your feedback on how we could further improve the accessibility of this site is also welcome. 

How do I navigate the site using the keyboard?

The AusIndustry website can be navigated using the keyboard, a list of shortcut keys are provided below:

  • Tab key
    moves to the next link
  • Shift and Tab keys
    moves to the previous link
  • Down arrow
    moves down the screen
  • Up arrow
    moves up the screen
  • End key
    moves to the end of the page
  • Home key
    moves to the top of the page
  • Left arrow
    moves to the left of the screen
  • Right arrow
    moves to the right of the screen
  • Tab and Enter keys
    activates the selected link
  • Alt key and Left arrow
    browse back a page
  • Alt key and Right arrow
    browse forward a page

How do I change the size of the text

You are able to adjust the font size, making the text of the page larger or smaller by following the steps that correspond to your browser below:

Internet Explorer

  1. Select View from the menu bar at the top of the window.
  2. From this menu, select the Text Size option to view a submenu.
  3. Select the desired font size from this submenu.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select View from the menu bar at the top of the window.
  2. From this menu, select the Zoom option to view a submenu.
  3. Select Zoom Text Only to place a tick next to this option so the text is only affected
  4. Hold the Ctrl key and press either the + key ( makes the text bigger) or - key (makes the text smaller) until the desired font size is found.

Using the Keyboard:

  • Make the size of the text bigger
    hold the Ctrl key and press the + key until the text is the right size for you
  • Make the size of the text smaller
    hold the Ctrl key and press the - key until the text is the right size for you
  • Return the size of the text to its original size
    press the Ctrl and 0 (zero) keys

Note: For Apple computers the Ctrl key = Cmd key (i.e. Apple key)

Using a Mouse:

If you have a wheel on your mouse:

  • Make the size of the text bigger
    hold the Ctrl key and roll the wheel forward
  • Make the size of the text smaller
    hold the Ctrl key and roll the wheel backwards

Note: For Apple computers the Ctrl key = Cmd key (i.e. Apple key)

Why can't I open a document?

There are a number of files on the AusIndustry website that in most cases come in a variety of formats to ensure the information is accessible by everyone. The most common are PDF files, Microsoft (MS) Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and multimedia (e.g. audio) files.

If you are not able to open a file then it is most likely that you don't have the required software on your computer. This means you will need to download the software if you wish to read the file.

This is done by accessing the Downloads page.

The Help page link is located at the bottom of each page and is accessible anywhere on this site.

How do I change the colours and fonts?

If you find that the colours or the font used on this website are contributing to a negative user experience then you are able to over-ride the colour and font settings to suit your needs by following the steps that correspond to your browser below:

Internet Explorer

  1. Select Tools from the menu bar at the top of the window.
  2. From this menu, select Internet Options and a pop-up window will appear
  3. In the Appearance section under the General Tab select one of the following:
    1. Colors button to change the colour:
      • remove the tick beside the Use Window colors
      • select the desired colours for the Text and Background colours
    2. Fonts button to change the font:
      • select the desired Webpage font
  4. Click the OK button.
  5. For the new changes to take effect click the Accessibility button and place a tick in the:
    1. Ignore colors specified on webpages to override the original colours with the ones selected
    2. Ignore font styles specified on webpages to override the original Font style with the one selected
  6. Click the OK button.
  7. Click the OK button and the browser should change to the selected settings.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select Tools from the menu bar at the top of the window.
  2. From this menu, select Options and a pop-up window will appear
  3. Click the Content option to view the attributes related to this option
  4. Select one of the following:
    1. Colors button to change the colour:
      • select the desired colours for the Text and Background colours
      • remove the tick beside the Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above
    2. Advanced button to change the font:
      • select the desired font
      • remove the tick beside the Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above
  5. Click the OK button.
  6. Click the OK button and the browser should change to the selected settings.

Keyboard High Colour Contrast Shortcut

High contrast can be turned on by pressing the following keys together in order:

  • left Alt key
  • left Shift key
  • Print Screen key

Note:  Repeat the keystroke above to turn the High Colour Contrast off.

How can I provide Feedback

Your feedback is important to us as we are continually working to improve the website to ensure it is accessible by everyone and to also offer a user-friendly experience.

The type of feedback you provide may fall into any of the following categories:

  • Request for information
  • Make a suggestion or compliment
  • Technical Issue
  • Other

The information you provide us will be used to enhance this website to better meet your needs so, please access the feedback form link which is located at the bottom of each page.

How can I find information on this site?

You can search all of the AusIndustry website by using the Search box A  of the Search box  which is located on the top right of each page.

Steps:

  1. Enter in your search term /s (keyword / s) into the search box;
  2. Either press the Enter Key or click the Find button (located on the right hand side) to begin your search.

The search will then retrieve all web pages that contain these terms and rank them in terms of their relevance score. This takes into account the relative rarity of the search terms, the frequency with which they occur in the document and the length of the document.

If you need assistance in finding content on this website, you can contact the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46 and one of our Hotline agents will assist you.

How do I find out what some of the words mean on this site?

If you are trying to find out what some of the words mean on this website then please don't hesitate to access our Glossary of Terms page.