Accessible Web Design

This site is produced by the State Records Office of Western Australia. It aims to provide comprehensive information about the State Records Office and its services.

This website has been designed to be as accessible to as many users as possible, including:

People with disabilities who may use assistive technologies,
Those with slower internet connections or less than state of the art equipment, and
Rural and regional users.
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. The State Records Office of Western Australia strives to maintain conformance to W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines", available at:

Text Size

You can change the text size of this site from within your browser.

If you are using Internet Explorer, from the "view" menu select "text size" and choose the most suitable size for you.

If you are using Firefox, Safari, Chrome or Opera you can increase the text size by pressing "ctrl" and "+" (Windows) or "cmd" and "+" (Macintosh) and decrease your text size by pressing "ctrl" and "-“ (Windows) or "cmd" and "-" (Macintosh).

Content and Information Pages

The content of the State Records Office website conforms to Level A of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 except for the following areas:

Text transcripts of audio files are currently not available
Text transcripts of video files are currently not available
In most cases, text equivalents of PDF files are not provided.
Progress has been made in making information within PDF files more accessible (for example most State Records Office PDF files are available in PDF/A format).

Please see the section below for options on converting PDF files to more accessible formats and visit the Adobe website for more information on Acrobat accessibility.

Converting PDF Files

The Adobe website provides a service to convert PDF files to HTML via an online form.

Using Acrobat Reader
After installing Acrobat Reader (available for free download from the Adobe website), double-click a PDF file to automatically start Acrobat Reader and view the file. Or you can start Acrobat Reader first, then choose “File > Open” to open and view a PDF file.


Publications in a language other than English are available on request and will be referred to the Translating and Interpreting Service.

Contact Details

If you have difficulty accessing any of the content on this website please contact us at

* with thanks to the Western Australian Museum and the State Library of Western Australia for assistance developing these accessibility guidelines.