The Department of Communications website has received independent accessibility conformance testing on all pages.
As of 6 May 2014, the corporate plan complies with all relevant Level AA checkpoints from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0. For the scope and further details of this website's accessibility conformance, download the Statement of Accessibility Conformance (DOC, 516 KB).
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