Is your department’s website WCAG 2.0 compliant?
Accessibility requirements for websites are mandated under government policy, legislation, and through whole-of-government commitments.
The Online and Communications Council (OCC) requires all Australian, state and territory government websites to conform to the guidelines to meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA standard by December 2014.
We make sure your site is accessible to everyone
We will build your website according to world best practices, including W3C standards for accessibility, mark-up and user-centred design.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make your site content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities and also often make your site content more usable to visitors in general.
OPC builds all our websites to WCAG 2.0 AA as a minimum.
We are your insurance
We can perform a full accessibility audit of your website and report on the level of conformance to WCAG 2.0.The audit results in a detailed report stating your level of conformance and advising on accessibility barriers that we identify. We also include comprehensive recommendations on how to rectify the issues, with code examples as required.
We can then provide you with a website accessibility conformance statement detailing the scope of the conformance claim and the level of conformance you have achieved.
Many of our clients choose to address the accessibility issues that we identify before we provide a conformance statement. We can segment your audit with further testing performed as accessibility problems are corrected.
We work closely with you throughout the testing process and we communicate issues as soon as we encounter them. As you address issues, with our assistance, we then re-test the elements in question until we are satisfied that conformance has been achieved.
Client feedback on our approach has been overwhelmingly positive. Web managers and developers really appreciate the benefits of instant feedback and the ability to address prioritised issues in a timely manner.
We can assist you with testing, site audits, training and consultancy. We can advise on accessible design and coding issues and we can help you to implement and streamline your internal processes to ensure ongoing accessibility of your website and intranet.
Some of our accessibility clients include: