As far as possible we have included the following accessibility features in this website:
In some parts of the website - where older legacy content has been imported from the previous MacDiarmid Institute website - accessibility may not be at such a high level. We're working on these pages to bring them up to scratch.
The website is designed and built to be accessible. It uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browsing device does not support style sheets, the content of each page is still readable.
The site has been designed so that text and background colours are at an accessible contrast ratio and meet the Government web standards requirements.
This site uses a print stylesheet which allows a page to be printed straight from the browser in a 'print-friendly' manner and eliminates unnecessary graphical elements.
This means that only the main content from the page will be printed — the top banner and navigation links and images will not be printed.
You can use the tab key to navigate around the site, and we have provided skip links for screen readers so you can jump to elements that repeat on every page.
You can change the text size on any web page on this site. Most browsers (with the exception of Internet Explorer) allow resizing of text via the following keyboard commands:
Windows: CTRL key and the '+' or '-' keys.
Mac: Command or Apple key and the '+' or '-' keys.
To change the font size in Internet Explorer, go to the View Menu and select Text Size.
As much as possible, links around this site have been written to explain where they take you. Navigation elements are all in plain text, not images.
We have linked to other sites where we think the information they contain may be of value to you. We can't guarantee that other sites will be accessible.
If you think a link is broken, send us an email or call us on +64 4 463 6927 to let us know.
All new content images such as photos, charts and graphs have meaningful plain English descriptions that can be read by screen readers. In legacy content imported from the old MacDiarmid Institute website, this may not always be the case. We're working to improve this content.
We are working towards ensuring that audio and visual material on this site is accessible. We are aiming for:
At the moment, some of our videos are captioned, others are not. We currently don't have transcripts for our audio or video recordings, but we plan to have this in the future.
The BBC website has some useful archived accessibility information:
Please contact us if you have trouble using this site - this will help us to make improvements.