Statement of accessibility
Website: Victorian Disability Worker Commission
Date of Review: 23 October 2019
Guidelines: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21)
Conformance: Level AA
Digital Access at Vision Australia was commissioned to undertake an Accessibility Audit and Post-rectification Review of the Victorian Disability Worker Commission Website. Digital Access conducts all assessments in line with the internationally recognised Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) 1.0.
On 23 October 2019 when the final review was carried out, the Victorian Disability Worker Commission website satisfied all Level A and Level AA success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 specification.
Digital Access commends the Victorian Disability Worker Commission for the considerable effort they have invested in creating a technically accessible website.
National Manager, Digital Access
General web accessibility
There are many tools that people with a disability can use to access the Internet. These tools include:
- Hardware – tools that manipulate the keyboard or mouse if the person with a disability is unable to use them. Some examples include refreshable Braille displays, joysticks and trackballs, and alternative keyboards.
- Software – tools that change how a user interacts with the site. Some examples include screen readers, screen magnifiers, onscreen keyboards and programs that slow down applications for people with motor disabilities.
Vision Australia has a wide range of information about the many resources and tools that are available.
Browser shortcuts can help you to navigate a website through a keyboard. Details of the various shortcuts specific to different Internet browsers are available from the manufacturers’ websites:
Display and readability
You can adjust your browser and your computer settings to make things easier to see on the screen or for your visual preferences. Some examples include adjusting the font size or colour of text displayed on the screen, changing the background or link colours, formatting the page differently or turning certain functions on or off.
More details are available from the Vision Australia website.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the Victorian Disability Worker Commission website reaches World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) AA standard accessibility. The W3C is the international body that sets the standards for website accessibility.
Please visit our Contact Us page if you experience difficulty accessing any information on the Victorian Disability Worker Commission website or if you have any suggestions for improving access to the website.