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Accessibility statement

The Magistrates’ Court of Victoria website aims to maintain conformance with W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

The website has been developed to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features.

Accessibility audits of the website are undertaken with each major design change - the most recent in December 2018 found the website conforms to W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 at Level AA.

Downloadable documents

Where possible, content is made available in HTML format.

However, to assist users to download, print and share web content, some documents are available in Portable Document Format (PDF). To access PDF files, download the free Acrobat Reader.


A glossary of legal terms has been created to help users understand legal terminology. Glossary terms are for the purposes of explanation only and are not necessarily valid legal definitions. Appropriate legislation should be referred where precise definitions are sought.

Listen (BrowseAloud)

A listen button allows users to hear the text from the page being read to them, helping readers with low vision, literacy or cognition.

Accessibility software

  • NVDA - a free screen reader for Windows.
  • JAWS - a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  • Lynx - a free, text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  • Links - a free, text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  • Opera - a free visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, and image toggle. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.
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