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Web accessibility

HomeStart is committed to making the content of this site accessible to the widest possible audience, including those with visual and hearing impairments.

We strive to conform to the W3C Web Content Accessibility and to comply with Level  A of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Version 2.0.

1. Supported browsers
This website is best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 9.0 and above or Firefox. If you would like to upgrade to the latest version of your browser, you can download from Microsoft, alternatively you can download the latest version of Firefox from Mozilla or Chrome from Google.

2. Screen resolution
For best results when viewing this website, we suggest you set your screen size to 1024 x 768 pixels.

3. PDFs
Some documents within the site, such as our home loan brochures and newsletters are saved in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to read or print these documents.  Adobe Acrobat can be downloaded for free from Adobe.

4. Javascript
This site uses Javascript technology to run some interactive features.  Your browser preferences must be set to support Javascript in order to best view this site.  Please be aware that some browsers may not fully support Javascript.

5. Language translations
The Interpreting and Translating Centre (ITC) provides comprehensive, high quality, efficient confidential and professional interpreting and translating services.

Interpreting and Translating Centre
Phone 1800 280 203
Fax 8226 1992

Disability support

1. Deaf or Hearing Impaired
HomeStart is now a deafness friendly location. As part of DeafSA’s ‘Hi’ deafness friendly program, HomeStart has incorporated specialised hearing systems into our workplace. This equipment will ensure deaf and hearing impaired customers, clients and employees have full access to HomeStart’s products and services.

National Relay Service is a phone solution for people who are deaf or have difficulty with hearing or speech.

  • TTY (Speak and Read, Type and Read, and Type and Listen phone 133 677
  • Speak and Listen phone 1300 555 727
  • Internet relay users
  • SMS relay text 0423 677 767
  • Video relay open Skype and contact nrs.videorelay

Captioned relay

2. Vision impaired
The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) is the primary source of assistance, giving people with vision impairment the opportunity to improve the quality and independence of their lives.
In South Australia, the head office is at Knapman House:
230 Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000
8:30am - 5pm Monday to Friday
Telephone: (08) 8417 5599
Donor Toll Free: 1800 644 577
Client Toll Free: 1800 675 554
Facsimile:   (08) 8232 4807 - Low Vision Centre and Adaptive Technology Centre
Facsimile:   (08) 8227 2177 - Employment Services and Volunteer Services

3. Mobility impaired
The Independent Living Centre (ILC) of South Australia is a State Government funded service which provides information and advice on equipment, technology and techniques to assist people to improve their quality of life and maintain their independence.
11 Blacks Rd
Gilles Plains SA 5086
9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Phone (advisory service): 1300 885 886
Phone: (08) 8266 5260

4. Mental health
The Mental Health Line is a 24-hour mental health telephone access service. If in a life-threatening situation, please call 000 to receive immediate help.

Mental Health Line

For a full list of government approved service providers or for more information, visit