Using Portable Document Format (PDF)
Increasing font size
Printing a web page
This website has been produced by the Office of the Electoral Distribution Commissioners. It aims to provide comprehensive information about the office and its services.
The website has been designed to be as accessible to as many people as possible, including those:
- with disabilities who may use assistive technologies;
- with slower internet connections; and
- in rural or regional areas.
This office is currently considering options to make the website more accessible, particularly for use with mobile phones and other hand held devices. If you have any suggestions, please provide feedback by selecting the ‘Feedback’ link on the website.
The accessibility features and options available on this site include:
- using PDF documents;
- browser information;
- cached content;
- increasing font size;
- modem issues;
- instructions for resizing text;
- instructions for printing; and
- a list of software plug-ins you may need to view the website content.
Breadcrumbs help main navigation in a page by showing location and information about the level of the site you are in and are also a way to easily access previous sections. In this site they are under the title of the page on the left hand side, and will look like this:
Home > 2011 Electoral Distribution Information Kit > Enrolment Statistics
The underlined words are links to that section. The last word(s) reflects the page you are currently viewing.
^topUsing Portable Document Format (PDF)
You may require the Adobe Reader plug-in to be installed on your computer to view the content in PDF format.
PDF files are ideal for documents designed to be viewed and printed. As such, we have used PDF files to present content including the Information Kit, current and previous boundaries, enrolment statistics reports, suggestions, comments and objections.
If you do not have the Adobe Reader plug-in installed, you may be prompted to download it when you request a PDF document. If not, you can download the plug-in for free. A link is also located next to the ‘Print’ icon on each web page.
When you view a PDF document, it may open in the same or a new web browser window, depending on your settings. An Adobe Reader toolbar will also be displayed in your browser.
To save a PDF for viewing later, select the 'Save a Copy' icon button from the Acrobat toolbar.
To print a PDF, select the 'Print' icon button on the Acrobat toolbar.
If you experience problems with the PDF files on this site please refer to the Online conversion tool for Adobe PDF documents located on the Adobe website.
This website is better viewed in the following browsers:
If you are using a different version or browser from those above, you may experience problems viewing this material as it was intended. You can download these browsers for free from the links provided above.
Web browsers sometimes keep a copy of a web page on your hard disk to save you from having to download the page again in the future. However, this can sometimes prevent you from seeing updated information. If you think you may be experiencing this problem, it may help to clear your cache.
To clear your cache, press ‘Ctrl F5’.
Please refer to the ‘Help’ menu supplied by your specific browser or contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) if you require any further assistance.
^topIncreasing font size
You can make the text larger or smaller on this site, or on any website you visit by changing the settings within your Internet browser.Internet Explorer
From the top bar, select the "View' menu, then select 'Text Size'. From there, you can choose the appropriate text size. Firefox
Alternatively, select the ‘Page’ icon on the top right hand side, then select ‘Text Size’ and choose the appropriate size.
From the top bar select the ‘View’ menu.
Select ‘Text zoom’ and choose your desired size.
For other browsers, please refer to the help supplied by your specific browser.
The speed of your modem and/or Internet Service Provider (ISP) connection may affect your access to this website.
The most noticeable issue will probably relate to downloading PDF files. These files are usually larger than standard web pages but offer significant advantages for printing.
If there is an option to view a web page or a PDF for certain information, the web page option may be better for viewing on screen if you don't plan to print the information.
^topPrinting a web page
Each page throughout the website has a printer friendly option. Select the ‘Print’ icon, next to the ‘Get Adobe Reader’ icon. This icon is located in top right section of each page (other than the home page).
Alternatively, use the ‘Print’ function of your browser to print the page. The ‘Print’ function is usually located under the ‘File’ menu of your browser window.
When a web page is printed using the print icon, it will only print the title of the page, the location of the page and the content. Navigation menus are automatically removed to improve readability on paper.
You may need some software to view the documents on the website. Please see below for a list of links:
- PDF Documents
- Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
- Microsoft Excel Documents
- Microsoft Word Documents