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If you need assistance because the document you need is not available in a format you can access, please contact us.

Online accessibility action plan

Our approach to accessibility is outlined in our online accessibility action plan, and further discussed on this page.

Web standards

We follow World Wide Web Consortium's standards as far as possible - a set of global standards designed to make content available to everyone. This includes following their WCAG 1.0 Web Accessibility Initiative guidelines and, as far as possible with new content, we aim to meet their WCAG 2.0 guidelines. We also aim to meet the Australian Government Information Management Office's mandatory requirements for Australian Government agencies.

As far as possible we have documents and/or summaries of documents available in either HTML and/or PDF formats.

Technical aspects

The styling of this site is designed to make the content scalable to fit different screen resolutions.

This site will display correctly in major browsers.

The text is scalable, allowing it to be resized in the browser window.

Print style sheets are provided to make printed pages clear and free from unnecessary material not required to be reproduced in print versions.

Links are friendly urls and have meaningful link text which can be read by screen readers.

This website has been developed to meet the ‘AA' conformance rating, as set out in the W3C web content accessibility guidelines, we are in the process of getting this website conformance rating approved.


As part of meeting the WCAG 2.0 standards, most information on the site will be provided in HTML format. Some larger documents may be published in an accessible PDF format. If you are unable to view a please contact us and we will provide you a version that you can view.


Some material on this site is available in PDF format. We use PDFs because they're portable, printable and reasonably accessible. A free PDF reader can be downloaded.

Accessibility and PDF files

If you are vision impaired, go to Adobe's screen-reader compatible download page. You may also find it helpful to download the Adobe Access plug-in which supports Windows text reading programs.

For more information on PDF document accessibility go to Adobe's website.


All navigation on this site should be accessible without JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets or graphical images.


Images on this site have meaningful alternative ‘alt' tags which can be read by screen readers.

Accessibility help - contact us

Accessibility of this website is very important to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and its education centre Reef HQ Aquarium. If you have any problems using this site or have any comments, feedback or questions, please email

Updated 20 Dec 2022
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