PTC NSWHomeAccessibility


The Professional Teachers' Council NSW (PTC NSW) website is easy to use by anyone, whatever their method of internet access. Additional features have been implemented to aid access to the content on this website when using specialised internet browser software.

All text has a relative font size which means you can resize the text at any time if you want to.

All images have an ALT tag.

If you experience any kind of problem when using this website or you have any other feedback we'll be glad to hear from you. Please contact us here.


The website is built using XHTML and CSS, according to W3C (World Wide Web Consortium - refer to standards. Where we do publish PDFs or other formats our policy is to make them as accessible as we can.

We try to use clear and simple language. We use alternative text for all our images and we have tested the colours we use in the design for contrast.

We developed the design and layout of the site so that it can be used by blind or partially sighted users. It is compatible with screen readers and can be navigated without the use of a mouse or keyboard. Making our website accessible is the responsibility of each and every person involved in publishing web pages at PTN.

Resizable Text

The text across the site is resizable. You can also change the text size using your browser. Instructions on how to resize text in different browsers below:

To change the size of text:

Browser TypeSettings
Internet Explorer View > Text Size
Netscape Navigator

Edit > Preferences > Appearance > Fonts


File > Preferences > Fonts > Minimum font size


Resizable Text (using a mouse)

If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard whilst moving the wheel forward, to increase text size, or backward, to reduce text size.

Resizable Text (using a keyboard)

For Windows operating system:

  • use Ctrl + (increased pressing of + will incrementally increase the size of text)
  • use Ctrl - (increased pressing of - will incrementally reduce the size of text)

For Mac operating system:

  • use Command + (increased pressing of + will incrementally increase the size of text)
  • use Command - (increased pressing of - will incrementally reduce the size of text)

Browser Compatibility

The pages have been tested using various browsers to ensure that the information contained within the site is accessible to a range of different browsers.

We do however recommend, that to get the best experience from your visit to our site, you view the site in Internet Explorer version 7 or above. Javascript is used in some places throughout the site, so in order to get the best experience you should have Javascript enabled.

Further improvements

We continue to make further improvements and enhancements to our accessibility features according to feedback.

If you have any questions on accessibility please contact us herecontact us here.

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