The ACT Government is committed to making its online information accessible and usable to as many people as possible, regardless of ability or technology. Meeting web accessibility guidelines and standards is an ongoing process that we are regularly working to improve.
This website aims to conform to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). These guidelines were developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and explain how to make web content more accessible for all users, including those with disabilities.
While accessibility is very important to us, we cannot always control the accessibility of online content outside of our domain that may appear within our website - for example, embedded social media widgets.
The ACT Government endeavours to publish documents in HTML format or multiple formats optimised for accessibility. However, this is not always possible for some document types - for example, scanned documents and submissions produced by third parties, or documents containing complex data tables.
For assistance in accessing content on this website, or to provide feedback, please contact us or phone 13 22 81. Wherever possible, we will do our best to fix the problem or provide the information in an alternative format to suit the needs of individual users.
How to use Readspeaker's Listen Function
How does it work?
Listen to the main content
- Pause/restart the reading
- Stop the reading
- Use the progress bar to navigate in the audio
- Adjust the volume
- Click the settings icon to adjust the behavior of the service
- Click the download icon to download the audio file
- Close the player
Listen to selected text
- Choose whether you want to have the text highlighted while read
- Choose whether you want the text highlighted on a word and sentence basis, sentence only, or word only
- Choose style and colors for the highlighting
- Choose whether to display the current sentence at the bottom of the page, with a larger font size and simultaneous text highlighting
- Choose whether you want the reading speed to be slow, medium, or fast
- Choose whether you want the page to scroll automatically to follow the highlighted text
- Choose whether you want the pop-up Listen button to be shown when text is selected
- Restore all settings to original defaults
The ACT Government is committed to ensuring that all Canberra residents, regardless of their background, have equal access to its programs and services. It is ACT Government policy to use professional interpreters when speaking with people who have difficulty communicating in English.
You are entitled to an interpreter free of charge when dealing with an ACT Government directorate or agency (such as schools, hospitals and Shopfronts).
Simply ask the staff member you are dealing with to arrange an interpreter.
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