Practical web accessibility

Latest W3C Column: Auditing website accessibility - EARL and other evaluation tools


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Auditing website accessibility: the role of EARL and evaluation tools

One of the most common questions that I am asked is “What’s the best way to check the accessibility of my organisation’s website?” It’s a question that all of us at Media Access Australia welcome as verifying if a website is accessible is a great starting point for developers to make online information available to people with disabilities.

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Australian Government seeks Senior Web Accessibility Policy Officer


The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) is advertising for an Executive Level 1 – Senior Web Accessibility Policy Officer.

AGIMO, which is part of the Department of Finance and Deregulation, is tasked with delivering the Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy – a strategy that requires government websites to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.  

The strategy requires all Federal, State, and Territory government websites to conform to the Single A level of the WCAG 2.0 by the end of 2012.  All Commonwealth Government websites must conform to the Double A level of WCAG 2.0 by the end of 2014.

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Australian government’s web accessibility efforts recognised through award


The Australian Government Information Management Organisation (AGIMO) is a recipient of Vision Australia's 2011 ‘Making a Difference Awards’ for their work in web accessibility.

The Making a Difference Award is given to organisations which have shown outstanding support for people who are blind or vision impaired.

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