The Allied Health Professions Australia website has been developed with the aim of ensuring its content is available to the widest possible audience, including any person who may use assistive technology or other accessibility features. The design has been developed in adherence with guidelines for accessible web design and acknowledges the diverse range of communication methods and abilities of web-users in the community. This website strives to maintain conformance to W3C’s “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines”.

Allied Health Professions Australia is committed to supporting people to access the content on this website. Please contact us via email at if you would like us to provide plain text versions of any content or if there is any other way in which we can provide additional assistance to help you access our content.

Accessibility Tips

This website is designed to high standards of accessibility so that all site visitors can easily access its content and use its features. We will continue to work toward improving accessibility.

Portable document format (PDF)

There are some PDFs on this website. PDF is a universal file format by Adobe. It retains all the elements of a printed document as an electronic image. The PDF can be viewed, navigated, forwarded to others, or printed exactly as it appears on screen, using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

Listening to information in PDFs

Some PDFs on this website can be automatically read out loud. You will need sound on your computer and a recent version of the free Adobe PDF Reader software. Then:

  • open the PDF document
  • save it to your computer
  • on the top toolbar find the ‘view’ menu – open it
  • select ‘activate read out loud’.

Other file types

Information throughout the website is in HTML and a range of other formats. To open these other formats, you may need to download and install one or more of the following on your computer:

Microsoft Word

Document links indicated by .doc will open using the word processing package you have on your computer.

If you don’t have Word, you can open and view Word documents within your browser using the free Microsoft Word Viewer.

Microsoft Excel

Document links indicated by .xls will open only if you have Excel installed. With the free Excel Viewer you can open, view, and print Excel based information, even if you don’t have Excel installed. You can also copy data from the Excel Viewer to another program.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Presentation links indicated by .ppt will open as a slideshow only if you have PowerPoint installed. If you don’t have Microsoft PowerPoint you can use a free PowerPoint Viewer.


There are a few images on this website or within documents. The content
of images is described using alt tags (alternative text).

Video or audio formats

AHPA occasionally publishes guidance in video or audio format on this website. This requires a Media Player (for viewing interactive content).
You may need to download and install one of the following:

  • Flash
  • Quicktime
  • Windows Media Player.