This is the website of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). AusAID is the Australian Government agency responsible for the design and delivery of the Australian Government's overseas aid program.
This website includes online copies of AusAID's printed publications. The majority of these are in PDF format and can only be viewed using the Acrobat Reader plugin installed with your browser. Those without the plugin can download it free of charge from
For users with a disability, see Adobe's screen-reader compatible,
download page and the additional information below.
Downloading PDF files
To save PDF files onto your own computer, or if you are having problems viewing the PDF file from your browser, you should:
- For PC: Right click the 'Download MP3' link, and 'Save Target As'
- For Mac: Hold down the Control button and click
PDF file accessibility
People with disabilities who wish to access PDF format publications should either:
- Submit the
URI of the PDF document to an
online converter provided by Adobe, which will return the text in
HTML format readable by appropriate speech conversion software.
- Download the PDF document and send it by email to Adobe for conversion and return in plain format.
We recommend that such users visit the
Adobe Online conversion tools page and select the option that best suits their needs.
Microsoft Word and Excel files
This website occasionally uses Microsoft Word and Excel files. If you do not have these programs on your computer, you can download readers free of charge that will allow you to view these documents.
Microsoft Word Viewer
Microsoft Excel Viewer
About MP3 and MPEG3 files
These files are used to deliver audio and video content. They are large files and as they may take some time to download are best suited to broadband connections. For visitors accessing the web using a dial-up modem, a 10MB file downloading through a 56 Kb modem will usually take about 30 minutes.
Website accessibility tips
The navigation elements at the head and foot of each page on this website have been set up with keyboard shortcuts. The shortcuts operate as follows:
- Alt-1 = Home
- Alt-2 = Search
- Alt-3 = Site map
- Alt-4 = Links
- Alt-5 = Contact us
- Alt-6 = Accessibility (this page)
- Alt-7 = Privacy
Note: Internet Explorer users need to hit Return to activate the shortcut.
Mac users: Use Control-1, Control-2 etc.
Please note that Netscape 4 does not support these shortcuts. They are fully implemented in Netscape 6 and later, and partially in Internet Explorer 5.5 .
Tabbing through page links
This site uses style-sheet driven menus, but for navigation using the Tab key, links activated by the Tab key include only the top menu item and exclude the drop down menus, thereby minimising the time taken to navigate in this way. All menus are replicated as conventional links in the "landing page" accessed by each top menu link.
Reverse tabbing through page links is possible using Shift-Tab.
Bypassing repetitive navigation links
On all pages on this site a bypass link is provided at the top of the page to take the user to the start of the main body text. This is the first link activated by pressing the Tab key when the page has loaded. It is evident to non-graphic browser users and appears in regular browsers via the Tab key.
Tabbing between fields in forms
All forms allow tabbing between consecutive fields.
Note: when using the TAB key to proceed through form fields, please use the arrow keys to select unchecked radio buttons, in conjunction with the TAB key.
New browser windows
Every link on this site opens in the existing browser window.
To improve accessibility for assisted technologies, the AusAID Internet site makes minimal use of multi-column tabular information.
The main drop down navigation menus work on all modern browsers but not on IE5 on a Macintosh running OS9. However, the default link displayed at the top of each menu will take you to a "landing page" which offers access to the sub-pages.
People with disabilities who require assistance in accessing AusAID publications should call AusAID on (02) 6206 4000 and ask for website access support.
Website compliance standards
This Internet site is compliant with the AGLS metadata standard.