Accessibility

We have done our best to make our website as accessible and usable as possible, and we've done this by adhering to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C, the web's governing body).

For those not familiar with the WCAG, this is a set of checkpoints that help ensure that web sites are designed and written properly. For example:

  • Images have alternative text (so if you can't see the image you can still read the text).
  • Colour contrast between foreground and background is sufficiently strong.
  • Text re-sizes according to user preference.
  • Headings are correctly used (they're not just ordinary text made to look big and bold).
  • Links make sense by themselves (e.g. no instances of links that just say "Click here" or "More...").
  • Tables are used for laying out tabular information and have proper headings and summaries.
  • Visual presentation is defined in 'stylesheets' and is not embedded in the pages.

For those familiar with the WCAG, we've aimed for AA compliance, but have not adhered to some checkpoints that are no longer relevant or have been demonstrated to hinder accessibility.
We offer the options to change foreground and background colours of this website. This provides a faster browsing experience for those using mobile devices or on slow connections.

Images and design

All images have ALT tags. Where appropriate, ALT tags provide screen reader users and those with images turned off with a description of the content of the picture.

Videos

All videos have Closed Captions and a full descriptive text transcript available for download.

Feedback

If you have any problems with the accessibility of this site or suggestions for improvement, please do not hesitate to contact us at accessandinclusion@and.org.au. We will always do what we can to make this site easier for everyone to use.

Further help

If you are blind or have low vision then we recommend that you contact Vision Australia for specialist support. They can advise on alternative screen readers, screen magnifiers and other devices that are available and can make using a computer easier and more enjoyable.

Vision Australia and Media Access Australia are experts in accessibility, so if you require advice or assistance in improving the accessibility of your website - or other IT systems or services - please don't hesitate to contact us and we will put you in touch with them.