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The Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment website has been designed to be as accessible to as broad an audience as possible. This includes people with disability who may use assistive technology to read or listen to online content.
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The site works with modern web browsers. If you experience problems when using Internet Explorer, check that you are not running in compatibility mode. Simply turn compatibility mode off, or try using a different browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox.
This site uses a responsive design that automatically adjusts to fit the size and type of device being used to access it – e.g. smartphone, tablet or PC.
This site contains a number of reference materials available for download. Publication-based documents are usually downloadable in both PDF and DOC formats.
PDF, or Portable Document Format, was originally designed for the print industry, enabling documents to be presented and printed consistently regardless of software or operating system. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a popular and free application or browser extension that enables PDFs to be viewed (and in some cases, altered or marked up) on a number of platforms.
DOC (or DOCX) files are word processing documents, most commonly created and opened in the proprietary Microsoft Word application. Microsoft also offers a Word Viewer as a free download, and various open source applications (Such as Apache OpenOffice and Libre Office) can open, import, save and export the files. Google Docs also enables opening, editing and saving/exporting of .DOC and .DOCX files.
While Apple iPhones are able to open (view) both file types from the default Safari browser, other mobile devices may require other third-party apps (such as mobile versions of Acrobat Reader).
Getting more help
Providing our information to all users, including those with a disability, is important to us. If anything on this site is inaccessible to you, or you are experiencing problems accessing content for any reason, please contact us.
You can find further guidance about:
- making your mouse easier to use
- using your keyboard to control your mouse
- alternatives to a keyboard and mouse
- increasing the size of the text in your web browser
- changing text and background colours
- how to magnify your screen
- screen readers and talking browsers
Please note that while many documents on this site are displayed as Portable Document Format (PDF), alternative formats may be provided for those who have trouble viewing these files. Information provided on this site may also be published in languages other than English on request.
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