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Information Access

If you have any difficulty accessing the information on this web site, you may request it in an alternative format. For alternative versions, please email your request and provide your full contact details or contact:

Corporate Communication Branch on (08) 8204 2645.

PDF and Word document viewers

If you are unable to view PDF or Word documents that are contained on this site, you can download a free copy of Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Word Viewer. If you are at work, please consult your computer administrator for support in installing either viewer on your computer.

Reporting Crime

As part of the South Australia Police (SAPOL) commitment to delivering responsive police services, a guide titled Victim Reporting Guide to assist Non-English Speaking and Deaf People (PDF 1.1MB) is available to assist people with language difficulties or deafness to make an initial report of crime at a police station.

The Guide, distributed to every police station, contains pictographic images as to the 10 most common incidents that people come into a police station to report.  It also contains a world map which will assist in identifying the language required if an interpreter is also needed.

Mouse Alternatives

Arrow and tab keys

To avoid pointing and clicking the mouse, the main navigation links can be accessed by using the tab key or the up/down and left/right arrow keys on your keyboard.

Access keys

You can also use the following keyboard shortcuts (called Accesskeys) to go to particular areas on the site:

ALT+0 About
ALT+1 Help
ALT+2 Sitemap
ALT+3 Email
ALT+4 Print
ALT+5 Text Only / Graphical version
ALT+6 Links
ALT+7 Publications
ALT+8 Careers
ALT+9 News

Windows users can navigate with the Accesskey feature by pressing ALT key+ Access key number.

Access keys take precedence over application commands, which can still be accessed from the keyboard by first typing the menu shortcut key (usually ALT) followed by the letter corresponding to the desired menu item.

On a Mac, you use CTRL+Accesskey (not COMMAND+Accesskey, which can produce undesired effects).

If you are using Internet Explorer you might also need to hit the 'enter' key to activate a link.

Low bandwidth users

If you are working with a low bandwidth connection you can reduce the time it takes for information to download by choosing not to download any graphics or photos (but you'll still get all the site information and navigation facilities).

To do this for the latest Internet Explorer browser version 6.0+:

  • Select the Tools>Internet Options menu within the browser interface; this will launch a popup window
  • Select the Advanced menu option; you'll get a series of checkbox options
  • Under Multimedia uncheck (ie click on the tick) the option Show Pictures
  • Select Apply then OK

Adjusting text sizes

You can change the size of the text (referred to as the font size) on the screen. To do this for the latest Internet Explorer browser version 6.0:

  • Select the Tools>Internet Options menu within the browser interface; this will launch a popup window
  • Select the Accessibility button; this will launch another popup window
  • Under Formatting check (ie click on the blank square) Ignore font sizes specified on Web pages
  • Click OK to apply the change

To alter the size of the text select the View menu of the browser:

  • Select Text size; then select larger or smaller text from the drop down menu
  • Click OK to apply the change

More site help

Refer to the site help page for more tips and information.

 

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