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Website Accessibility, Help & Downloads 

The Department of Innovation makes every effort to follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 .These guidelines are designed to help make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities: such as; blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and any combination of these. Following these guidelines will also often make content more usable to users in general.

We have outlined some accessibility techniques for commonly-used browsers below. We strongly encourage you to use the latest version of your manufacturer's browser. Newer browsers have better support for accessibility functions and security features.

There is also some information on the functionality of the site and what file types you might find across the site, and how to access them.

How do I make the text smaller / larger?

The best way to change the text size for this website is to use the settings in your browser. Below is a list of links to the help pages on the most popular browsers:

File Downloads

This site contains PDF documents, Word documents, RTF files, Text documents, Spreadsheets and audio visual content that requires various software be available on your computer to open, view and consume.
Below is a list of software that may help you access content contained on the Innovation website.

Microsoft Word  (DOC) & Rich Text Format (RTF)

Microsoft Word format is the most commonly used office software and is useful if you want to edit files after downloading them.

RTF files are also used where you may want to edit the document. Most word processing programs can open RTF files, however if necessary you can use the free Word Viewer program to view these files. RTF files are typically larger than the same file in Word format.

Word IconMicosoft Word Viewer is the free version of Microsoft Word and is a good alternative if you do not have the full version of Microsoft Office.

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)

This format is used where it is important to lock the formatting and details of a document, eg for legal documents.

Word IconAdobe PDF reader is the most widely adopted PDF reading software available.


Word IconFoxit PDF reader is an alternative to the Adobe reader and works just the same as the Adobe reader.


Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets (XLS)

Word IconMicrosoft Excel is used for many things, most commonly it used to provide table data, graphs and charts.

Micosoft Excel Viewer is the free version of Microsoft Excel and is a good alternative if you do not have the full version of Microsoft Office.

Audio Visual

VLC Media Player

VLC IconVLC is an open source media player that supports a wide range of operating system and supports all audio visual formats.

Windows Media Player

Media Player IconWindows media player is the default player for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Tips on downloading files

Downloading a file varies from browser to browser. It also depends on what add-in programs you might have installed in your browser.

  1. Try clicking on the download link first and if a dialogue box is displayed choose the Save option.
  2. If clicking on a link starts a process which displays the file in your browser rather than download it, try holding down the {Shift} or {Ctrl} key while clicking on the link, or, try using the right mouse button when selecting the link.
  3. In Internet Explorer try clicking on the link with the right mouse button and selecting Save Target As.

The site does not fit on my screen – can I still use it?

Yes. This website is designed with a fixed width layout. The website will fit the most commonly-used screen widths. On a normal desktop browser, the site will 'shrink' down to fit in no smaller than a 1024px-wide resolution. Screens narrower than 1024px may need to scroll horizontally to see some portions of the site.

If your screen resolution is lower than 1024px, or, you want to make your screen resolution higher to fit more in, use the list below to learn how to change your screen resolution.

Why do pages look different when I print them out?

When printing from this website we attempt to provide a print-optimised version of the page, removing navigaion, background colours and images, resulting in a page that will be suitable even for a wide range of printers.

I don't understand some of the words or phrases on this site – who can help me understand?

If you are having trouble with the words used on this site, please contact us using our contact form with your question. We will attempt to answer your question promptly.

Further help

If you have any further questions, feedback, or experiencing technical difficulties hit the contact form and we will do our very best to help you out.


Inclusion of specific browsers, tools or software does not imply endorsement.

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