Accessibility policy

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NCVER is committed to ensuring its website is as accessible as possible to all users.

 
NCVER's intention is to meet the Priority 1 and Priority 2 checkpoints of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). These standards are endorsed by the Australian Government Information Management Office.
 
As well as a wide variety of information about NCVER and our work in HTML pages, the site also includes access, at no charge, to all NCVER publications published from 1 January 2000 in PDF format. For publications offered from 1 July 2005, NCVER aims to provide an alternative format online (for example, Microsoft Word).
 
NCVER's published output consists of a significant number of reports containing data tables and graphs, combined with analytical text. NCVER also uses a variety of software to publish its work. This means that conversion of the source file into an alternative format for screen readers is technically difficult for some of the software used.
 
Due to these technical limitations, it is not possible to make the website entirely accessible in a cost effective manner. This limitation means that some tables, products or parts of the website may be less accessible to some visually impaired users.
 
For those publications for which we have not provided an alternative format online to PDF, or where users are experiencing difficulties with the PDF file provided, we encourage users to contact us via email to orderit@ncver.edu.au or by phoning free–call 1800 00 99 66. Where NCVER does not provide an alternative format to PDF online, NCVER will, within reason, provide these reports in an alternative format upon request at no cost to the user.