22 October 2013

NCVER policy

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

NCVER's intention is to conform to Level A and AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) and is working towards achieving this. WCAG 2.0 has been endorsed by the Australian Government.

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 at 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.