2969.0.55.001 - Census Household Guide, 2006  
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Contents >> eCENSUS in detail


Please see your ‘Complete Your Census Form Online’ envelope for more information or visit the web site at www.census.abs.gov.au.

How is the eCensus accessible for people with vision impairments?

The design of the eCensus form takes into account accepted accessibility standards as set out by the World Wide Web Consortium. Text in the eCensus can be resized and contrasting colours have been used so that the text is easy to read. People using screen readers will also notice that the form has been designed to be compatible with commonly used screenreader programs such as Jaws© and Windows Eyes©.

In the course of designing this form, the ABS consulted organisations such as Vision Australia, the National Information Library Service and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, in an effort to ensure that the broadest range of people would be able to access the eCensus form from their home computers.

People with a visual impairment can obtain their Census Form Number and eCensus Number in alternative formats, to enable them to complete their form online.

Please contact the Census Inquiry Service hotline on 1300 362 883 or talk to the Collector, if you would like to receive either of these numbers in Braille or large print, or would like them delivered verbally. Our staff will provide the access code(s) in the requested format as quickly as possible.

When calling the Census Inquiry Service, be ready to provide your address to the operator, so that we can post the codes to you or arrange for your Collector to deliver them verbally in person.

How secure is the eCensus?

The ABS is bound by the Census and Statistics Act 1905 to protect the confidentiality of the information you supply to the ABS. To ensure that your information is delivered to the ABS free of tampering, we have used the strongest encryption technology that current browsers will support.

This means that the information you send will not be able to be read by anyone outside the ABS. All possible measures have been taken to protect the integrity of your experience with the eCensus web site.

For more detailed information, select the Security and Privacy link.

The security of your information also relies upon the confidentiality of your eCensus Number. You must ensure that your eCensus Number is stored in a secure manner, to prevent others from using the number to access your information. Once your eCensus form has been submitted, it cannot be retrieved from the system.

Note that no contact will occur from the ABS via email. You should access the eCensus by typing the URL into the address bar of your browser. The ABS eCensus web site address is www.census.abs.gov.au

Thank you for completing the eCensus form.

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