[LINK] NSW Election Multilingual information is not accessible
Marghanita da Cruz
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Mar 9 08:42:13 EST 2011
Seems they have removed the link and
accessibility statement from the ivote site.
There was a link at the bottom of the ivote pages on
now it redirects to
Noting the purpose of the site - this gets worse and worse....
> Welcome to iVote Online Voting
> iVote is a Remote Electronic Voting System that enables eligible electors to vote using the telephone or the internet.
> iVote eligibility
> You can vote before Polling Day using iVote if:
> * your vision is so impaired, or you are otherwise so physically incapacitated or so illiterate, that you are unable to vote without assistance,
> * you are unable to vote without assistance or have difficulty voting at a polling place because you have a disability (within the meaning of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977),
> * your real place of living is not within 20 kilometres, by the nearest practicable route, of a polling place; or
> * you will not be in New South Wales throughout the hours of polling on polling day.
Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> ...and in response to my email to the NSW electoral
> commission - they have referred me to another dud page!
>> Good morning Marghanita,
>> In response to your recent email, I advise you that if you seek multilingual information on the currect NSW election to check our website link:
>> It may be the link to the other website you are looking for that is not working.
>> Enquiries Officer
>> NSW Electoral Commission
> Ash Nallawalla wrote:
>> Having perused WCAG 1.0 and 2.0 recently and proving a major US vendor to
>> have a misleading WCAG 1.0 "A" compliance statement on their website, I know
>> this is a pain in the bum for the people who build these sites. There aren't
>> enough people in their vicinity who know the subject well enough without
>> having to check a printed copy at hand.
>> However the website owner needs to comply and find someone who knows the
>> basics of compliance, as mentioned in this thread. These were basic errors.
>> The Hindi text is a slab of graphics, so a big fail there.
>> Worse, I'd challenge the average Indian to translate it back to the intended
>> English. It is written using the purest form of Hindi that nobody speaks.
>> Even the Govt of India election site uses borrowed Urdu words because
>> Indians speak a lot of Urdu without realising it (Bollywood uses Urdu, not
>> Hindi unless it is a religious movie). So it's not accessible to most
>> sighted Indians either.
>> I wouldn't mind knowing how many Indians on the electoral roll in Australia
>> can't read English.
>>> From: Marghanita da Cruz
>>> The ALT Tags on the foreign language images are in english!
>>> The webpage/menus/links are only in english.
>>> I haven't ascertained - whether the PDFs are indexed in Google and
>>> therefore discoverable in other languages.
>>> Perhaps someone who can speak one of these other languages can check....
>>> I tried to cut the text out of the (Arabic) PDF to paste into google
>> translate -
>>> but alas could not!
>>> Seems fail fail fail on all levels.
>>> Webb, KerryA wrote:
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>>>>> bounces at mailman.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Marghanita da Cruz
>>>>> Sent: Monday, 7 March 2011 9:27 AM
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>>>>> Subject: [LINK] NSW Election Multilingual information is not
>>>>> Multilingual information at this page appears not to be accessible!
>>>> Can you clarify that? Are you saying that the site doesn't comply with
>>> WCAG 2.0 because the information is only available in PDF?
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