[LINK] Fwd: Blind and low vision community neglected in My Health Record opt-out process | Vision Australia

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Wed Jul 25 07:58:42 AEST 2018

On 24/07/18 08:19, JLWhitaker wrote:

> Remember accessibility? I guess ADHA forgot. ...

The opt out pages for My Health Record have at the bottom:

	"We have designed this website to meet the Australian Government
	standard. We aim to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
	(WCAG) 2.0 level AA. Meeting these guidelines improves
	accessibility and your experience."

So I ran the pages trough the the aChecker accessibility test: 

The introductory pages were okay, but problems started at the first of 
the three pages where the user had to start inputting data:


This page had 3 "Known Problems" and 169 "Potential Problems".

The My Health Record opt out function does not appear to follow the Web 
Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA. The requirement to 
do so was established in the Sydney 2000 Olympics case in the Human 
Rights Commission. I was one of the expert witnesses: 

ps: The Google Page Speed Tool rates the Page Speed as "Average" and 
Optimization as "Low" at 34 / 100. The tool gives recommendations to 
speed up the page: 

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