Accessibility Statement

We are committed to making our websites and mobile applications usable by all people, whatever their abilities or disabilities. To achieve this we strive to comply with the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

Device configuration and assistive technology support

Your ABC’s websites, apps and digital documents are created for flexible use on supporting devices. For example, you can enjoy ABC websites on desktop computers and portable web-enabled devices like smart phones.

You can also modify your device to suit your individual needs, such as making text larger and increasing contrast.

Microsoft Accessibility Learn about built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft Technologies like Windows
Apple Accessibility Find out how Apple supports inclusive use of Mac computers, and portable devices like iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV and HomePod
Google Accessibility Read about Google’s support for devices using the Android operating system, like smart phones and tablet computers

Assistive technologies

ABC websites applications and documents are optimised for use with assistive technologies like screen readers, magnifiers, navigation switches and speech recognition software.

Watching or listening to media

Keyboard shortcuts

Control media playback with handy keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard Shortcut Action
Space or Enter Pause or play video
Esc Exit fullscreen
Up and Down arrows Increase or decrease volume by 10%
Right and Left arrows Seek forward or backward by 5 seconds
0-9 Fast seek to x% of the video
c Toggle captions off, on, or cycle through the available tracks
f Enter or exit fullscreen
m Mute or unmute video volume


People with limited hearing often need captions to understand dialogue and important sounds in video and audio.

Captions are mostly prepared in advance for accuracy. However sometimes publishing information fast is considered more important than absolute accuracy, such as breaking news.

Audio Description

Audio descriptions are now available for people with impaired vision. They explain visual elements on the screen and are available on a range of shows across ABC TV.

Limitations of this site’s accessibility

While we’ve done a lot to ensure this site is accessible, you may find some limitations.

  • We always aim to communicate clearly and simply. This is not always possible when discussing technical subjects.
  • Many ABC stories have rich media like audio and video that haven’t all been captioned, transcribed or audio described yet.
  • Some of ABC’s web content has not yet been fully tested by people with diverse abilities.
  • Some of the games on the ABC’s websites are acquired games. These are not games which we have created ourself. As such, some of these games may not be accessible.

Let us know if you have difficulties using this site

If you find anything on the site difficult to use please contact us with details of your experience.

You can help get to the bottom of your difficulty faster by providing us with the information suggested in Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites.

All constructive feedback regarding the accessibility or usability of this website is welcome and will be carefully considered.

This statement was last updated on Tuesday 9th of March 2021.