The Philanthropy Australia Website was upgraded late last week to ensure it complies with accessibility guidelines established by the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3). The Victorian Government’s Accessibility Toolkit was also consulted during the process of ensuring accessibility.
Accessibility guidelines exist to ensure that websites are accessible to as many people as possible, including those with varying degrees of ability and available technologies. This includes (for example) people with vision impairment and people with slow internet connection speeds.
At Philanthropy Australia we recognise that this issue is an significant one when it comes to supporting the community. In some cases, web accessibility may be as important as (for example) wheelchair accessibility, in particular for those who are accessing information online from remote communities.
The final stages of the accessibility upgrade are still taking place, and we hope to roll out these accessibility standards over the rest of our online services in the near future. You can view the complete Website Accessibility Statement by clicking on the link in the footer on any page of the Philanthropy Australia Website.
Mar. 27, 2008
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