More specifically, Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web. Web accessibility also benefits others, including older people with changing abilities due to ageing.
Keeping disabled users in mind, there is a desire to implement accessibility features into the redevelopment of www.elantis.com.au and www.elantis.co.nz, with a view to conforming to legislative guidelines.
The focus on web accessibility has originated as a result of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1992 [http://www.comlaw.gov.au]. This Act includes several statements that could directly apply to web accessibility. Under section 24, it is unlawful for a person who provides goods, facilities or services to discriminate on the grounds of disability by:
The Australian Human Rights Commission, in their Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes (Version 3.3.1 – March 31 2009) recommend the use of WCAG level AA. Elantis’ website is compliant to the WCAG2.0 guidelines, level AA.