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Accessibility is about making all information on a website available to every visitor regardless of their ability.

This site has been designed and developed to make the content available to as many users as possible, including—

  • people with disabilities who may use assistive technologies
  • people with slower internet connections or older equipment
  • rural and regional users.

The NSW Parliamentary Counsel's Office (PCO) is committed to producing high-quality and meaningful information, and achieving optimum website usability and accessibility. This includes meeting world-recognised web content accessibility standards.

The accessibility features available on this site include—

  • PDFs (accessibility options offered by the free downloadable Adobe Acrobat Reader software—see below)
  • Text size adjustments.

If you're still having trouble accessing the information you want, please contact the webmaster and let us know how we can help you.


Assistive technology for PDFs

The Adobe website provides information about PDFs for assistive technology users.

The website provides information on how to configure Adobe Reader to work with assistive technology. Adobe Reader contains many capabilities specifically designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to read PDF files, regardless of whether the files have been optimised for accessibility.

The online tools also include a facility to convert PDF documents to either HTML or ASCII text.

For more information about reading PDF content, visit the Adobe website.


Accessible web design

This site has been developed to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience. 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.

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


Standards compliance

This site meets all the coding criteria for compliance with W3C CSS (cascading style sheets) and HTML 4.01 Transitional. Visit W3C for more information.


Last updated 1 October 2021 at 12:58