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RE: need info about australian web accessibility standards


From: Webb, KerryA
Date: Sep 20, 2006 12:20AM

> Dear all,
> While searching information about Australian web accessibility
> and guidelines I happen to visit
> http://www.agimo.gov.au/practice/mws/accessibility

OK - noting that last time I replied to a question like this, we got
into a semantical muddle ...

> I am trying to understand Australian accessibility guidelines; I have
> questions
> a. Accessibility requirements for all states/provinces in Australia
> the same or they differ according to region?

Each is different, although we are all bound by the requirements of the
Australian DDA, as explained at

> b. If they differ where can I get state/province wise details?

That's not an easy question to answer. You may have to contact the
appropriate person in each state and territory - and then there are the
local government authorities.

> c. If a website follows AAA compliance guidelines(coding checklist);
> it be termed legally accessible according to Australian accessibility
> legislature?

Not necessarily. Have a look at the link to the HREOC site above.


Kerry Webb
Manager, Policy
ACT Government

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