State and Territory adoption of WCAG 2.0

In 2010, the Australian Government endorsed WCAG 2.0 and published the Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy (NTS). The aim of the NTS is to provide improved web accessibility on all government websites.

The table below outlines each State and Territory's adoption of WCAG 2.0 to date.

The highest level of conformance that the Australian Government endorses is WCAG 2.0 AA; all federal websites are required to meet by the end of 2014 under the NTS.

State or Territory WCAG 1.0, Priority 1 WCAG 1.0, Priority 2 WCAG 2.0, A WCAG 2.0, AA
Victoria Not applicable Not applicable Mandatory (31/12/2012) Mandatory (31/12/2014)
Queensland Not applicable Not applicable Mandatory (Dec 2010) Mandatory, excludes Guideline 1.2 (Dec 2010)
South Australia Mandatory Recommended No information No information
Western Australia Not applicable Not applicable Mandatory (31/12/2013) Recommended (31/12/2013)
Australian Capital Territory Not applicable Not applicable Mandatory (31/12/2012) Mandatory (31/12/2014)
Tasmania Not applicable Not applicable Mandatory Recommended
New South Wales Not applicable Not applicable Mandatory (31/12/2012) Mandatory (31/12/2014)
Northern Territory Not applicable Not applicable Mandatory (31/12/2012) Mandatory (31/12/2014)

 

State and territory accessibility commitment: sources


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