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​Accessibility

Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Australian Government agencies are required to ensure information and services are provided in a non-discriminatory accessible manner.

This website has been developed to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features. 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.

This website strives to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. We aim to achieve compliance with WCAG 2.0 Level AA in 2014.

WCAG 2.0 is a technical standard developed under the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

If any information or service provided by this website is inaccessible to you or you are experiencing problems accessing content for any reason, please contact Communications@agd.nsw.gov.au.

Design principles

Context: The Justice website is functionally dominant. We have chosen not to develop a highly graphical site built using complex and advanced technologies. Instead, we have focused on the single most important aspect of any website: usability.

Colours: The site uses black text on a white background. This has high contrast, which aids readability, and also prints well.

Features: "Print this Page" is an additional feature on the new site which allows the user to produce a "printer-friendly" page which removes all background images and other paraphernalia for printing purposes.

Metadata: The Justice website fully complies with the Justice Sector Metadata Standards which are based on the Australian Government Locator Service (AGLS) metadata schema. Metadata is information describing the content of a document, its location and intellectual property rights. It allows people to find information more effectively in a similar fashion to a library catalogue. 


Flat structure: A "broad and shallow" structure has been used, allowing the user to find each page with a minimum number of clicks. Such a structure also reduces the chances of the user becoming lost.

Connectivity: The Justice website is a portal site. It provides many useful links to credible legal websites.

Legal help: With LawAccess NSW in operation, the Justice website does not need to focus on providing legal assistance for members of the community. Instead, the Justice website redirects users to websites that provide specific assistance on personal legal issues.

Plain HTML: The site uses plain HTML, with no Java, Javascript, or other extensions. This allows the site to be viewed using a wide range of web browsers (and therefore be read by the largest possible audience).

Valid HTML: All pages on the site have been validated against the W3C HTML standard. This helps to ensure that the site works across all browsers.