Making our website accessible

As a government agency, ASIC must meet the Australian Government's accessibility requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. This means all information on ASIC's MoneySmart website (including downloadable files such as PDFs) should be able to be understood or accessed by people with disabilities.

Accessible websites are not just for people with disabilities - they help everyone.

Using ASIC's MoneySmart website

We've designed the MoneySmart website as part of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Version 2.1.

This includes:

  • designing pages that can be easily read by screen readers
  • using XHTML to ensure the page can be viewed correctly in all browsers
  • providing text equivalents ('alt tags') for images
  • providing transcripts or captions for video files.

Browser compatibility

ASIC's MoneySmart website is designed to be compatible with all web browsers. If you have issues, we recommend:

  • clearing your browser's cache and cookies
  • trying a different browser
  • using a desktop computer.

Alternative text, closed captions and video transcripts

Wherever possible throughout the website, we use alternative text to ensure people who use screen readers can access the information.

Our YouTube channel includes closed captions so all users can access and understand our video content. Where possible, we also provide transcripts for videos.

Creating accessible online content

online-tickUse the following guides to understand why accessibility is important and how you can make your online content and downloadable files accessible against basic WCAG 2.1 requirements.

A guide to creating accessible web pages.

Creating accessible online content

A guide to creating accessible downloadable PDFs/Word docs

Creating accessible downloadable files

Contacting ASIC's MoneySmart

If you want to ask us a question, make a complaint, report a website issue, subscribe to our enewsletter or follow us on social media, refer to our webpage on contacting us.

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Last updated: 13 Jul 2018