This website is a dynamic environment, however, and the documents it contains are the work of many different authors and agencies. This can sometimes cause accessibility issues and there are inherent difficulties in presenting certain information such as maps.
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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 summeries of doccuments available in either HTML and/or PDF formats.
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 accessibile 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.
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 Javascipt, Cascading Style Sheets or graphical images.
Images on this site have meaningful alternative ‘alt' tags which can be read by screen readers.
Accessibility of this website is very important to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and it's education centre Reef HQ Aquarium. If you have any problems using this site or have any comments, feedback or questions, please email email@example.com.
If you're heading out on the water, don't forget your free Zoning Map so you know where you can go and what you can do.
The Great Barrier Reef is a hive of activity. If you're lucky enough to see a humpback whale from May to September, make sure you keep a safe distance.
We're delighted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park's World Heritage listing.
Visit our Great Barrier Reef and discover its amazing plants, animals and habitats. There are a range of tourism experiences on offer.
Everyone has a role to play in protecting our Great Barrier Reef. Find out what you can do to help protect this Great Australian icon.
If you see sick, dead or stranded marine animals please call RSPCA QLD 1300 ANIMAL
(1300 264 625)
A Vulnerability Assessment: of the issues that could have far-reaching consequences for the Great Barrier Reef.