[LINK] Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy

George Bray georgebray at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 21:52:30 AEST 2010

Government websites to get disability access revamp
By Nonee Walsh

Vision Australia has hailed new Federal Government rules to make it easier
for disabled people to get access to information on government websites as a

Vision Australia says more than 300,000 Australians have low vision or are
blind, and 17 per cent of the population cannot get access to print

The new rules will require more information to be compatible with braille
and synthetic voice applications as well as be accessible for people with
other disabilities.

Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Lindsay Tanner, and Parliamentary
Secretary for Disabilities, Bill Shorten, say the Website Accessibility
National Transition Strategy will be implemented over the next four years.

Mr Tanner says the upgrade aims to provide fair and equitable services.

"In order to fully engage and participate with citizens, government websites
must be accessible to all," he said.


Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy

The Australian Government’s adoption and implementation of Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0)

The Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy sets a course for
improved web services, paving the way for a more accessible and usable web
environment that will more fully engage with, and allow participation from,
all people within our society.


George Bray, Canberra, Australia. http://geobray.com

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