Website accessibility

This website has been designed to support the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. People with Down syndrome were consulted in the development, design and content of this website.

Down Syndrome Australia believes in the provision of accessible website content and has done extensive work to make this website accessible. If you have any concerns about our site, please let us know. We would love to hear from you as we view all feedback as an opportunity to improve.

If you require any content to be made available in an alternative format, please contact us at and we will provide you with information in the format you require.

The Down Syndrome Australia website has been designed to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

Care has been taken to ensure that all images contain alternative texts so that assistive technology and screen readers will be able to correctly identify images.

The Down Syndrome Australia website was built using W3C standards for HTML and CSS.

Whilst Down Syndrome Australia strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so.

All pages in this website use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). If you have trouble viewing the content, you can turn off Style Sheets in your browser. You will then be able to view the content without formatting.

PDF documents are used on this website. Where possible, we have provided an alternative version in Word or HTML formats. PDF is a document format created by Adobe. To open, view and print PDF files, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the Adobe website.

Not all PDF documents will work with assistive technology, such as screen readers. If you require assistance converting PDF documents to an alternative format, please read the information about PDF converting.

Our Easy Read webpages

This website has been designed to support the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. People with Down syndrome were consulted in the development, design and content of the website. The pages on our main website have an Easy Read alternative, to ensure that content is accessible and easy to understand for people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities.

The Easy Read functionality is built into the site and is available on selected pages. If you are looking for the Easy Read content, you can enable Easy Read by clicking this icon at the top right hand side of each webpage.

If Easy Read functionality is not available on a page please let us know, and we will try our best to make an Easy Read version of that page available.

Resources to help with using this website

This Easy Read webpage explains how to use the Resource Hub.

This Easy Read page explains how we have made this website easy to use for people with disabilities.

This Easy Read article describes the new website and how it has been developed.

Using our website

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Down Syndrome Australia believe that all websites should be easy to use for everybody.

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This website was designed using accessibility standards. This means we have tried to make the website easy to see, read and use for all people.

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While we try our best, it isn’t always possible to meet all of the strict guidelines.

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The pages in this website have an Easy Read option. This is what you are reading now.

You can turn the Easy Read page on using this button.

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PDF documents are used on the website.

PDF is a type of file that lets you view content like reports, posters, and booklets on your computer.

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If you have any problems using this website please contact us.

You can also tell us if there is information that you don’t understand on this website.

Our email address is

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We have a short video to explain more about our website.

Click on the circle below to watch the video.