The Tasmanian Government is committed to making information accessible to all members of the Tasmanian community. For more information about how the Tasmanian Government is improving access to information and services for people with disability, read the Tasmanian Government Disability Framework for Action.

The Tasmanian Government and disability

Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Australian Government agencies are required to ensure information and services are provided in a non-discriminatory and accessible manner.

We’re constantly working to make the Arch website as accessible and usable as possible.

Our aim is to be compliant to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Version 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) standard.

Browser compatibility

This website is fully functional for all modern visual browsers, text-only browsers, screen readers, and mobile devices, and has been found to operate optimally in the latest two versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, and Mozilla Firefox. Most of these browsers update themselves to the latest versions automatically.

Available tools

Text re-sizing

Text can be re-sized or zoomed within the tools or preferences of most standard web browsers, or you can increase and decrease the size using the following key shortcuts:

to make text larger:

Windows: Control (Ctrl) and plus ( + )

Mac: Command and plus ( + )

to make text smaller:

Windows: Control (Ctrl) and minus ( – )

Mac: Command and minus ( – )

Simplified View

If using the Microsoft Edge browser, use Reading view mode to unclutter your screen. Hit the book icon in the menu to turn it on/off.

If using Firefox, select the Toggle reader view icon or press the F9 button on your keyboard.

Or, in any browser, select Print from the drop-down menu. It unclutters the page and allows you to re-size the page’s text as well.


Windows magnifier: Under your computer’s Start menu, run “magnifier” and this will make your entire screen view larger. To stop using magnifier in most browsers, exit the program by selecting the X at the top corner.

Mac: Select Apple menu then System Preferences. Open the Accessibility panel, and then press Zoom.


Windows Narrator: Under your computer’s Start menu, run “narrator” and this will read the content to you (works on other programs and other websites too). To stop using narrator in most browsers, exit the program by clicking on the X at the top corner.

Mac VoiceOver: Select the Apple menu button in the top left corner of your screen, then System Preferences and press the Accessibility button. Select VoiceOver. Alternatively, you can press Command-F5 to enable VoiceOver.

You can find more information about the tools to make your computer or device easier to use on the AbilityNet website.


We are providing links to Google Translate for some languages.

For other language translations use Google Translate to paste a page’s URL address and pick another language to translate to. You can also paste text in to Google’s translation page, if just translating a specific portion of text. For some languages, this offers a reading/narration service as well.