[LINK] NSW Election Multilingual information is not accessible

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Mar 7 16:01:42 AEDT 2011

Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Multilingual information at this page appears not to be 
> accessible!
> <http://votensw.info/enrolment> ...

Yes, it would appear the NSW Electoral Commission has breeched both
electoral and anti-discrimination laws.

I suggest the web page be modified to include the wording that the
information is available in each language, in that language, as text.
Also, if possible, provide the linked document in that language as a web
page, not as PDF.

As far as I know the web supports all the languages listed, so there is
no need to show the text using images or PDF.

To demonstrate, here is the English version of the brochure, machine
translated into Arabic by Google:

Webb, KerryA wrote:

 > 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?

The site doesn't comply with WACAG 1.0 or 2.0, because there is no 
readable text on the links to get you to the PDF document. That is you 
can't see the link to get you to the PDF document. Some of the PDF 
documents may also not be accessible because they contain images with no 
machine readable text.

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre: http://bit.ly/csiro_ict_canberra

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