Accessibility

 

This site has been designed with a commitment to comply with best practice in accessibility for visitors with disabilities. Your suggestions and feedback to improve accessibility would be very much appreciated. If you are experiencing any difficulties accessing the information on our pages, please let us know through our contact page. We are dedicated to achieving best possible accessibility for all visitors.

 

Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF)

Many of our links to other government websites point to forms and publications in Adobe Acrobat® PDF. You can get tools and information to increase the accessibility of PDF documents from the Adobe website or alternatively you can use Foxit Reader

 

How can I share an article?

If you want to share what you’ve read on this web site with other people, we’ve added an easy way for you to do so. At the bottom of each article you’ll see five links, each of which will let you share that article with friends, online communities and the rest of the web.

These sites called ‘social bookmark’ or ‘social news’ sites have large communities of web users who share interesting, useful and fun things on the web.

These links will automatically add the address of the story you like to one of these sites, letting you share the stories you like best. You’ll need to register for each of these sites. They’re all free and then you can store, recommend and search for the websites and stories that interest you.

You’ll need to register for each of these sites. They’re all free and then you can store, recommend and search for the websites and stories that interest you.

 

What’s Social Media?

Social media encourages participation between internet users on any topic that interests them. It cuts through the barrier of difference between media and audience, opening up the discussion to anyone who has something to share on that topic.

Social media web sites differ from traditional media such as newspapers, as they primarily depend upon interactions between people as the discussion base. Rather than a reporter writing an article and a web user simply reading that article, the user is encouraged to give feedback on that article.

Traditional media is all about broadcasting information whereas social media works as an open conversation that anyone can be involved in. What was once the audience becomes the voice with social media.