Accessibility compliance means making web content more
accessible to everyone, not only for those with disabilities.
The Australian Government has mandated that all Australian state
and territory government websites must conform to the guidelines
for accessibility by set dates. It is also good practice for all
organisations to consider some aspects of accessibility compliance
for the best user experience for all.
WHAT DOES ACCESSIBILITY COMPLIANCE
Accessibility compliance is governed by a set of guidelines called
WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) and there are three
levels of these, depending on what level of compliance is sought.
These guidelines and techniques range from content creation through
to the design and build of a website and can include:
- Providing text alternatives for all non-text content including
images, video and presentations
- Making is easier for users to hear and see content including
considerations for colour ratios and separating content from
- Making content compatible with assistive technologies such as
- Making accessible PDF content
BUILDING FOR COMPLIANCE
If compliance is sought for any website, it is best to do
this from the start as it is considered at different stages of
ACCESSIBILITY COMPLIANCE FOR
If accessibility compliance is sought for an existing website, we
are able to an accessibility audit to gauge what is needed to
attain a level of compliance and advise on best practice in term of
visual design, content and technical requirements.