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Ensure your website is accessible to all users, including people living with disabilities.

Why is it important to have an accessible website?

There are 4.8 million Australians in need of accessing WCAG compliant websites, this is important as digital Inclusion is a basic human right. By creating an accessible website, you can provide a better user experience for people with accessibility needs, who may also use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

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What is WCAG?

WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, which are a set of technical standards developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to ensure that websites and digital content are accessible to all users, including people living with disabilities.

The guidelines are designed to make web content more accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.

Some of the Features of WCAG

WCAG provides a comprehensive set of guidelines for web developers and designers to follow when creating accessible websites.

Providing alternative text for images
Website navigation is easy to use
Clear and easy to read fonts
Contrasting colours to ensure readability
Website functionality accessed with a keyboard

Why is it important for NDIS providers to have a WCAG website?

As an NDIS provider, you have a responsibility to provide accessible services and support to people living with disabilities. Having a WCAG website is a critical part of meeting this responsibility. By creating an accessible website, you can ensure that your website is available to everyone.

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Your website can still look great while catering for people that need these features

Creating an accessible website does not mean sacrificing the look and feel of your website. With careful planning and design, it’s possible to create an accessible website that still looks great and functions well.

Many of the basic features of WCAG, such as providing alternative text for images and using clear and easy-to-read fonts, can actually enhance the design of your website and make it more visually appealing, without compromising on style or functionality.