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Accessible web design
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.
Legal Aid NSW strives to maintain conformance to W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Listening to web pages (ReadSpeaker)
ReadSpeaker allows the text on this website to be read out loud to you. It provides assistance if you have trouble reading text online. By having the text read out loud to you, you can understand the information on the website more easily. This makes the website more accessible and more pleasant to visit. As a user you don't have to download anything. You simply click the listen button and the reading starts automatically.
How does it work?
This is what the listen button looks like on this website:
You can also highlight any words on the page to see the listen button.
When you click the listen button, ReadSpeaker will take a moment to load and will then automatically start reading the text of the web page, or just the text you selected, out loud.
In the player you can:
- Play/pause: Space bar
- Stop: Esc key
- Increase volume: Up arrow or the + key of the numeric keypad
- Lower Volume: Down arrow or the – key of the numeric keypad
- Fast forward: Right arrow
- Rewind: Left arrow
In the Settings tab you can control the reading speed and other settings.
To start the ReadSpeaker player using keyboard controls:
Internet Explorer: Hold down the ALT key, press L, release both keys then press ENTER.
Firefox: Hold down both SHIFT and ALT plus L.
Chrome: Hold down both SHIFT and ALT plus L.
Safari: Press the CTRL or Control key together with L.
Opera: Pressing SHIFT and ESC together lists all access keys available on the page. You then press the key. So to start ReadSpeaker on a site you go SHIFT ESC, release them then press L.
For more information visit ReadSpeaker's text to speech online site.
Wherever possible we have provided an HTML equivalent of content in PDF files.
Adobe® Reader® X is a PDF reader with enhanced accessibility functions. The reader can be downloaded for free at: http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/reader/.
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More accessibility improvements
We are continuing to improve the accessibility of the Legal Aid NSW website as web technologies and assistive technologies change. If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of information on this website, please use our feedback form.