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

John Hilvert john.hilvert at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 10:23:52 AEST 2018

Just opted out today. 

I found text on the page quite hard to read using a thing grey font on white background as well. 

John hilvert
Ph: +61 419 639 572
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> On 25 Jul 2018, at 07:58, Tom Worthington <tom.worthington at tomw.net.au> wrote:
>> 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: https://achecker.ca/
> The introductory pages were okay, but problems started at the first of the three pages where the user had to start inputting data:
> https://optout.myhealthrecord.gov.au/pext/optoutextweb/views/getStarted.xhtml
> 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: https://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/socog-case-study
> 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: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?utm_source=pubinsights&filter_third_party_resources=true&hl=en&url=https%3A%2F%2Foptout.myhealthrecord.gov.au%2Fpext%2Foptoutextweb%2Fviews%2FgetStarted.xhtml&priorityGroup=usability&tab=desktop
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