Accessibility

When sourcing new technology, ITD include accessibility in our requirements for both tools and training content. This is our commitment.

Our commitment to accessibility

The IT directorate sources, develops and supports a variety of technology, software, hardware and applications and which on digital communication of information.

During the development of custom technology, we work to integrate accessibility into our own systems and tools.

When sourcing new technology we include accessibility in our requirements for both tools and training content.

We quality test all our digital technology software and hardware in four areas:-

  • performance
  • functionality
  • accessibility
  • security.

National Transition Strategy

Australian governments at all levels have endorsed WCAG 2.0, and require all government websites (federal, state and territory) to meet the new guidelines at the medium conformance level (Double A). This is detailed in the Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy.

WCAG 2.0 sets an improved level of accessibility, to cater to the needs of a constantly evolving and increasingly dynamic web environment. It stipulates that content should be:

  • perceivable
  • operable
  • understandable
  • robust.

The department is required to ensure that:-

  • all the websites are accessible to WCAG 2.0 AA standard
  • digital tools and applications are developed to meet WCAG 2.0 AA
  • digital content and training guides are converted to meet WCAG 2.0 AA.
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