[WSG] Accessibility in Australia

2010-08-05 Thread Sue Choong
Is it mandatory for all australian websites to be accessible or does  
this only apply to government websites?


Just a little confused after reading article below which only  
mentioned government sites.


Http://bit.ly/dddhz8

Thanks in advance.

Sue


On 06/08/2010, at 9:06 AM, Josh Godsiff j...@oxideinteractive.com.au  
wrote:



On 5/8/2010 8:03 PM, Foskett, Mike wrote:



The scenario I'm thinking of is JS available but no CSS, either  
unavailable or switched off.




Unless you're working on some sort of project where there's a high  
likelyhood that that will occur, don't bother - in the real world,  
the number of people with a JS-on CSS-off configuration is probably  
less than 0.5%.


- Josh Godsiff
-- oxideinteractive.com.au

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RE: [WSG] Accessibility in Australia

2010-08-05 Thread Webb, KerryA


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On Behalf Of Sue Choong
Sent: Friday, 6 August 2010 9:31 AM
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Subject: [WSG] Accessibility in Australia

 

Is it mandatory for all australian websites to be accessible or does
this only apply to government websites?

 

Just a little confused after reading article below which only mentioned
government sites.

 

Http://bit.ly/dddhz8 

 

  That link didn't come through, so here's a general answer.

 

  If a person regards a site as having an accessibility
problem (whether the site is in the public or private sector) they are
entitled to complain to the Australian Human Rights Commission, who may
require the site to be made more accessible.  If the site owner refuses
to do this, they may be required to pay a financial penalty - as was the
case with SOCOG when Bruce Maguire laid his complaint before the Sydney
Olympics.

 

The operative legislation is the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination
ACT 1992.  see
http://www.hreoc.gov.au/disability_rights/standards/www_3/www_3.html

 

Kerry

 


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RE: [WSG] Accessibility in Australia

2010-08-05 Thread Bailey, Evan
Presumably also all website which are accessed by Australians, as an Australian 
could complain to Aust Human Rights Commission about being discriminated 
against if website is not accessible.

 

Evan Bailey
A/Manager Knowledge Sharing Services

Learning Initiatives and TAFE Services

Centre for Learning Innovation

  


Locked Bag 2006, Strathfield NSW 2135
P: (02) 9715 8130 F: (02) 9715 8237  E: evan.bai...@det.nsw.edu.au 
mailto:evan.bai...@det.nsw.edu.au 

NSW Department of Education and Training www.cli.nsw.edu.au 
http://www.cli.nsw.edu.au/index.htm   

 

 

From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On 
Behalf Of Sue Choong
Sent: Friday, 6 August 2010 9:31 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Accessibility in Australia

 

Is it mandatory for all australian websites to be accessible or does this only 
apply to government websites?

 

Just a little confused after reading article below which only mentioned 
government sites.

 

Http://bit.ly/dddhz8 

 

Thanks in advance. 

 

Sue


On 06/08/2010, at 9:06 AM, Josh Godsiff j...@oxideinteractive.com.au wrote:

On 5/8/2010 8:03 PM, Foskett, Mike wrote: 

 

The scenario I'm thinking of is JS available but no CSS, either 
unavailable or switched off.

 


Unless you're working on some sort of project where there's a high 
likelyhood that that will occur, don't bother - in the real world, the number 
of people with a JS-on CSS-off configuration is probably less than 0.5%.

- Josh Godsiff
-- oxideinteractive.com.au

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Re: [WSG] Accessibility in Australia

2010-08-05 Thread Josh Godsiff




It's worth nothing that typically speaking, they don't. I imagine the
threshold for accessibility is quite low, too.


  
  Presumably
also all website
which are accessed by Australians, as an Australian could complain to
Aust
Human Rights Commission about being discriminated against if website is
not
accessible.
   
  
  Evan
Bailey
  A/Manager
Knowledge Sharing Services
  Learning
Initiatives and TAFE Services
  Centre
for Learning Innovation
   
  
  Locked
Bag 2006, Strathfield NSW 2135
  P:
  (02)
9715 8130
  F:
  (02)
9715
8237 
  E:
  evan.bai...@det.nsw.edu.au
  NSW
Department of Education and Training www.cli.nsw.edu.au  
   
  
   
  
  
  From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org
[mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On Behalf Of Sue Choong
  Sent: Friday, 6 August 2010 9:31 AM
  To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
  Subject: [WSG] Accessibility in Australia
  
  
   
  
  Is it mandatory for all australian websites to
be accessible
or does this only apply to government websites?
  
  
   
  
  
  Just a little confused after reading article
below which
only mentioned government sites.
  
  
   
  
  
  Http://bit.ly/dddhz8 
  
  
   
  
  
  Thanks in advance. 
  
  
   
  
  
  Sue
  
  
  
On 06/08/2010, at 9:06 AM, Josh Godsiff j...@oxideinteractive.com.au
wrote:
  
  

On 5/8/2010 8:03 PM, Foskett, Mike wrote: 
 
The scenario I'm thinking of is JS available
but no CSS,
either unavailable or switched off.
 

Unless you're working on some sort of project where there's a high
likelyhood
that that will occur, don't bother - in the real world, the number of
people
with a JS-on CSS-off configuration is probably less than 0.5%.

- Josh Godsiff
-- oxideinteractive.com.au

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Re: [WSG] Accessibility in Australia

2010-08-05 Thread Josh Godsiff




Noting even, not nothing.


  
It's worth nothing that typically speaking, they don't. I imagine the
threshold for accessibility is quite low, too.
  
  

Presumably
also
all website
which are accessed by Australians, as an Australian could complain to
Aust
Human Rights Commission about being discriminated against if website is
not
accessible.
 

Evan
Bailey
A/Manager
Knowledge
Sharing Services
Learning
Initiatives
and TAFE Services
Centre
for
Learning Innovation
 

Locked
Bag
2006, Strathfield NSW 2135
P:
(02)
9715
8130
F:
(02)
9715
8237 

E:
evan.bai...@det.nsw.edu.au
NSW
Department
of Education and Training www.cli.nsw.edu.au  
 

 


From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org
[mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org]
On Behalf Of Sue Choong
Sent: Friday, 6 August 2010 9:31 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Accessibility in Australia


 

Is it mandatory for all australian websites to
be accessible
or does this only apply to government websites?


 


Just a little confused after reading article
below which
only mentioned government sites.


 


Http://bit.ly/dddhz8 


 


Thanks in advance. 


 


Sue



On 06/08/2010, at 9:06 AM, Josh Godsiff j...@oxideinteractive.com.au
wrote:


  
  On 5/8/2010 8:03 PM, Foskett, Mike wrote: 
   
  The scenario I'm thinking of is JS available
but no CSS,
either unavailable or switched off.
   
  
Unless you're working on some sort of project where there's a high
likelyhood
that that will occur, don't bother - in the real world, the number of
people
with a JS-on CSS-off configuration is probably less than 0.5%.
  
- Josh Godsiff
-- oxideinteractive.com.au
  
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