Accessibility

The ACCC website aims to be as inclusive as possible. To achieve this aim, we have:

The ACCC website has been developed to display adequately on all commonly used browsers.

We hope that this site is accessible to you. If you need assistance accessing any content or suggestions on how we can improve this site please contact the webteam by using our website feedback form  or write to us at:

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Information Services Section
GPO Box 3131
CANBERRA ACT 2602

23 Marcus Clarke Street
CANBERRA ACT Australia

PDF documents

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the open de facto standard for electronic document distribution worldwide. Adobe PDF is a universal file format that preserves all of the fonts, formatting, colours, and graphics of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Adobe PDF files are compact and can be shared, viewed, navigated, and printed exactly as intended by anyone with the free Adobe Acrobat Software.

This format has been employed due to the nature of the documents, and the requirement for preserving their integrity.

Accessing scanned Acrobat documents

A large number of Acrobat (PDF) documents on the ACCC web site are scanned images of hard copy documents submitted to the Commission. These files are not accessible to screen readers. If you need to access a document using a screen reader please contact the webteam by using our website feedback form  and we will convert the document to readable text for you.

Download free acrobat reader from the Adobe website

Accessibility and PDF files

If you are vision impaired, go to Adobe's screen-reader compatible download page. You may also find it helpful to download the Adobe Access plug-in which supports Windows text reading programs.

For more information on PDF document accessibility go to Adobe’s website at http://access.adobe.com/

Converting Adobe PDF documents

If you are using special screen reading software you may need to convert PDF documents to web pages (HTML pages) or text (ASCII) files. Adobe provides a free service for converting PDF files to HTML or ASCII text which can then be read by many screen reading programs. Please note this will not work with PDFs, such as external submissions and a number of public register documents, that have been created from scanned documents. See the heading Accessing scanned Acrobat documents above for help with scanned PDFs.

To convert a PDF to HTML using the free Adobe service:

Alternatively you can mail the URL of the PDF file to Adobe:

  • Click on the link and open the PDF you wish to convert.
  • Copy and paste the URL of the PDF document into the body of an e-mail to:
  • Adobe will mail back the converted PDF file. You can submit multiple URLs in a single email.

For more information on PDF document accessibility go to Adobe’s website at http://access.adobe.com/

WinZip

WinZip is a data compression application. It stores data in a format that requires less space than usual. Compressing data is the same as packing data. Files archived for downloading are often stored in a compressed format to save storage space and speed download. Compressed Windows files usually end in .zip or .exe. Files with an .exe extension will decompress automatically, however all .zip files need to be decompressed manually.

This format has been employed due to the nature of the documents, and the requirement for preserving their integrity.

Download free Winzip Self-Extractor from the Winzip website or

Download free Stuffit Expander from the Stuffit website.