Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent access to websites by people with disabilities.

In November 2009, the Online and Communications Council (OCC) endorsed WCAG 2.0, requiring all Australian, state and territory government websites to conform to the guidelines to meet WCAG 2.0 Level A by December 2012. The Secretaries’ ICT Governance Board (SIGB) extended the requirement for Australian Government (Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997) (FMA Act) agencies to conform to WCAG 2.0 Level AA standard by December 2014.

Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 agencies must ensure that people with disabilities have the same fundamental rights to access information and services as others in the community.

External Links & References

  1. Google Search
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Top Five Free Web Page Accessibility Validators
  4. Australian Government Accessibility Web Guide
  5. Check this page using Wave
  6. PDF Accessibility Checker 2.0
  7. FAQ and practical tips for Word and PDF accessibility (Vision Australia)
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