Accessibility Access & Compliance

Accessibility

Providing access to information for all users, including those with a disability, is really important to us. If there is information on this site in a format you cannot access or if you experience any other accessibility difficulties, please contact us.

Web standards

Xlent Disability Services is committed to providing an accessible web site to the widest possible audience. This web site aims to conform to Level AAA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.0), developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

In addition, we have followed the Australian Government’s mandatory requirements for Australian Government agencies:

  • The website is designed to display on all commonly used Internet browsers.
  • The site has been designed to work effectively with accessibility hardware and/or software.
  • To accommodate a range of connection speeds, page sizes have been kept to a minimum.
  • Our web pages are scalable to accommodate various common screen resolutions.
  • The site offers simple text resizing via the header.
  • Print style sheets are provided to make printed pages clear and free from unnecessary material.
  • Links are friendly urls and have meaningful link text which can be read by screen readers.
  • Images on this site have meaningful alternative ‘alt’ tags which can be read by screen readers.
  • All navigation on this site is fully accessible without Javascipt, Cascading Style Sheets or graphical images. The navigation is accessible to screen readers.

In addition to this we have also included:

  • ‘Skip to Content’ links are available to navigate through pages and sections on the website.
  • This website includes proper use of headings that can be navigated through depending on the navigation settings of your screen reader.

Downloadable documents

This website has a limited number of documents that cannot be provided in HTML format. To assist users to download and share web content, some documents are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and/or Microsoft Word (DOC/DOCX).

We have taken steps to ensure, where possible, that HTML is the preferred option. Generally only older documents, created before this iteration of our website, are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and/or Microsoft Word (DOC/DOCX) formats. Although these documents are not considered Accessible in their current state, they are no longer regarded as current documents.

Using this website

Adjusting the text size

You can make the text size on this website larger or smaller using either the text resizing options in the header of the website or by following these standard keyboard commands:

  • Hold down the CTRL key (Microsoft Windows) or the ‘Apple’ key (Mac OS X) on your keyboard
  • Use the + or – key, or scroll with your mouse wheel to make text bigger or smaller

Tab-based navigation

This website allows full tab-based navigation.

  • When you are on a menu item or link pressing enter will take you to that page
  • Holding down ‘shift’ as you tab will take you through the tab cycle in reverse order

Website Accessibility Validation

This web site aims to conform to Level AAA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.0), developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

This website was last tested for Accessibility on the 8th January 2016.

This website was tested utilising the following tools and passed each test: