FOI Policies in relation to Disabled Applicants

Ben Fairless made this Freedom of Information request to Attorney-General's Department

The request was partially successful.

From: Ben Fairless

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

I request access to documents created within the areas responsible for Freedom of Information which detail:

- The Department's opinion or advice on the accessibility of PDF documents with respect to visually impaired FOI Applicants

- Steps the Department will take in order to meet it's legal requirements with respect to FOI Applicants who are visually impaired or disabled.

- Any complaints received from FOI Applicants about the accessibility of information provided by the Department (including documents requested under FOI, and Decision Letters)

I specifically exclude:
- Duplicates of any of the above documents
- Personal Information of FOI Applicants

Please treat this as a request for administrative access. If for some reason the request cannot be dealt with in this way, please treat it as a formal application under the Freedom of Information Act.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fairless

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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Fairless,

 

I refer to your request for documents, received by this Department on 23
September 2014. You requested documents relating to the Department’s
policies on the accessibility of PDF documents, and I have taken your
request to be specifically for:

 

1.       The Department's opinion or advice on the accessibility of PDF
documents with respect to visually impaired FOI Applicants;

2.       Steps the Department will take in order to meet it's legal
requirements with respect to FOI Applicants who are visually impaired or
disabled;

3.       Any complaints received from FOI Applicants about the
accessibility of information provided by the Department (including
documents requested under FOI, and Decision Letters).

 

This request excludes duplicates and the personal information of FOI
applicants.

 

If you disagree with our interpretation of your request, please let me
know as soon as possible.

We received your request on 23 September 2014 and the 30 day statutory
period for processing your request commenced from the day after that date.
You should therefore expect a decision from us by 23 October 2014. The
period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties or
for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

It is the usual practice of the Department to not release the names and
contact details of junior officers of the Department and other government
agencies, where that personal information is contained in documents within
scope of a request.  The names and contact details of senior officers will
generally be released.  We will take it that you agree to the removal of
junior officers’ personal information unless you advise that you would
like us to consider releasing that information as part of the documents
you have requested.

Please note that information released under the FOI Act may later be
published online on our disclosure log
[1]http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtection...,
subject to certain exceptions. (For example, personal information will not
be published where this would be unreasonable.)

We will contact you using the email address you provided. Please advise if
you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact. If you have
any questions, please contact email [2][AGD request email].

Kind regards

 

 

FOI Contact Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
*: [3][AGD request email]

 

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Privacy Collection Notice

When you make a request for documents or an inquiry about privacy matters,
the Attorney-General s Department will only collect your personal
information where it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to,
our functions under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or the Privacy Act
1988. We may collect your name, email address and telephone number so that
we can contact you about your request under the Freedom of Information Act
for access to documents or access to, or correction of, personal
information; or a complaint you have made or your request for access to,
or correction of, personal information under the Privacy Act. If your
request concerns your personal information, we will collect the minimum
amount of evidence necessary to verify your identity. The handling of your
personal information is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and our privacy
policy is available at http://www.ag.gov.au/Pages/Privacystatem....
If you have an enquiry or complaint about your privacy, please contact the
Privacy Contact Officer on 02 6141 2660 or via e-mail [email address].

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Attachment Signed Decision Letter FOI14202 Fairless 23 October 2014.pdf
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Attachment Schedule of Documents Fairless FOI14202 23 October 2014.pdf
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Attachment Document 1 Attorney General s Department Online Accessibility Action....pdf
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UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Mr Fairless

 

I refer to your request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act
1982. Please find attached the Department’s decision, a schedule of
documents and the document being released to you.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Contact Officer

Freedom of Information and Privacy Section | Office of Corporate Counsel

Attorney-General's Department | 3 - 5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
*: [1][AGD request email]

 

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Privacy Collection Notice

When you make a request for documents or an inquiry about privacy matters,
the Attorney-General’s Department will only collect your personal
information where it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to,
our functions under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 or the Privacy Act
1988. We may collect your name, email address and telephone number so that
we can contact you about your request under the Freedom of Information Act
for access to documents or access to, or correction of, personal
information; or a complaint you have made or your request for access to,
or correction of, personal information under the Privacy Act. If your
request concerns your personal information, we will collect the minimum
amount of evidence necessary to verify your identity. The handling of your
personal information is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and our privacy
policy is available at http://www.ag.gov.au/Pages/Privacystatem....
If you have an enquiry or complaint about your privacy, please contact the
Privacy Contact Officer on 02 6141 2660 or via e-mail [email address].

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