Website accessibility

The Moreton Bay Regional Council website has been designed and developed to ensure that content is accessible to the widest possible audience, including:

  • people with disabilities who may use assistive technologies;
  • those with slower internet connections or less than state of the art equipment;
  • rural and regional users; and
  • those with non-PC internet devices including hand held devices and mobile phones.

The accessibility features available and instructions on getting the most from this website are detailed below:

Help us make this website accessible

If you encounter problems with accessing or using a particular page, feature or element of this website, please send us your feedback.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 compliance

As part of a commitment to accessibility, the Moreton Bay Regional Council website has been developed according to the WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (link opens in new window). Through a combination of automated and manual reviews, pages on this website have been deemed to at a minimum meet the requirements for Double-A Conformance. Where practical priority three guidelines have also been addressed.

The files that comprise this website have also been checked for valid XHTML and CSS content.

However, as assessment against some guidelines includes an element of subjectivity, and as this website is constantly evolving and growing, we value your feedback.

Skip links & keyboard navigation

For screenreaders and other serial browsers, links, forms and text are designed to be accessible with the keyboard (or equivalent pointing/actuating device). You can navigate through a page using the Tab and Enter keys, or those commands you would normally use.

Groups of related links are generally displayed as lists. "Skip navigation" links have been provided within the tab order of each page (otherwise not visible within the viewing window) to enable users to bypass a series of links and take the focus directly to the main content.

Text size

This website has been designed to allow your Internet browser to determine the size of text throughout the site. For information on changing text size, visit the Help section of this website.

Hyperlinks

Where a hyperlink takes you to a location other than a page within this website, the action of the link is communicated through the use of icons. Where the hyperlink is to a document, the file type and size is also indicated. Efforts have also been made to provide this information in a way that is meaningful for screenreaders and other serial browsers. For information on icon meanings, document types and software requirements, visit the Help section of this website.

Acronyms, abbreviations and definitions

To aid in identifying the meanings of acronyms, abbreviations and uncommon terms, this website displays such terms with a dashed underline. By moving your mouse over the word or phrase, the term's meaning is displayed as a tooltip. For example, PIN (move your mouse over the word "PIN").

PDF document accessibility

Where possible, information on the Moreton Bay Regional Council website are provided in HTML or other equally accessible formats. In some cases, however, resources are identified that can only be provided efficiently in Portable Document Format (PDF). For those with specific accessibility requirements, the following resources are provided by Adobe (link opens in new window) to aid in accessing PDF documents.

Newer versions of Adobe® Reader® incorporate a number of accessibility features. The latest version of Adobe Reader is available from the icon below.

Since PDF documents may not be readily accessible to screen readers and may not be formatted for visually impaired users, the following services provided by Adobe can be used to convert PDF documents into plain text or plain HTML documents.

Non-PDF documents

We are working towards having non-PDF versions of documents available on the website. If you would like a non-PDF version of a documents, please email webmaster@moretonbay.qld.gov.au (opens email message) or phone (07) 3480 6261. Where available, a copy will be forwarded to you within 5 working days.

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