Strategies for ensuring the accessibility of online content

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  • In June 2010, the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) release the Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy or the NTS.The NTS outlines that all State, Territory and Federal Government websites must be WCAG 2.0 A compliant by the end of 2012 and WCAG 2.0 AA compliant by the end of 2014.
  • It is what one of my colleagues described as government playing the game. However, it is the Australian Human Rights’s Commission who sets the rules.
  • …it is vital that consumers with disabilities are able to participate in the benefits that social media can provide.
  • Strategies for ensuring the accessibility of online content

    1. 1. Strategies for ensuring theaccessibility of online contentfor everyoneSarah PulisWeb Accessibility EvangelistAccess iQ
    2. 2. Meet my mum This photo has been removed
    3. 3.  Government 2.0 involves consulting and engaging  with stakeholders onlineFrom The AGIMO Government 2.0 Primer
    4. 4. Inclusion Engagement Equality Accessibility
    5. 5. Inclusion Gov 2.0 Engagement DDA NTS Equality Accessibility
    6. 6. Social media checklistWho will be excluded?Accessibility of social media platformAre there work-arounds in place?Accessible alternativesIs this the only method of delivery?
    7. 7. Environments you controlICT AccessibilityMaturity ModelScorecard
    8. 8. Remove critical barriersAccessibility Barrier Scores Description Reference Incidence Severity RemediationImages without appropriate 1.1.1 2 1 Lowtext alternatives (alt text)Insufficient colour contrastbetween foreground (text) 1.4.3 2 3 Highand background
    9. 9. Low hanging fruitChanges that fix issuesacross the websiteAddress easy changesfirst
    10. 10. Strategies for dealing with legacycontent
    11. 11. Education and awarenessraisingAccessibility as part of business asusualUnderstanding and awarenessEducation tailored to a person’srole within the department
    12. 12. Disability Action PlanForm a plan of actionLodge with Australian Human RightsCommission
    13. 13.  Pre vision loss I used the internet for a lot of things. Post vision loss I use it for everything.  Bruce Blackshaw, Teaching professional Early 60s
    14. 14. Level 3, 616-620 Harris StUltimo NSW 2007t: +61 2 8218 9320e: knowhow@accessiq.org @accessiqSlides available on Slideshare: Access iQaccessiq.orgWeb accessibility know how
    15. 15. ReferencesWeb Accessibility National Transition Strategyhttp://bit.ly/arMzVISocialabilityhttp://bit.ly/xOgaXbAccessibility Barriers Scoreshttp://bit.ly/ucpsYq
    16. 16. References (con’t)Accessible Information and Communication Technologieshttp://bit.ly/RiZStEAttitude Adjuster cardshttp://bit.ly/VkMvG1Action plans and action plan guideshttp://bit.ly/PmHGPE

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