Let’s Continue to Lead The Way!

by Dec 4, 2019Policy, schools, Web, Web Accessibility0 comments

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Last week I published an article called South Australia Leads The Way, which looked at how South Australia is leading the country in digital accessibility. This week the South Australia Government and Vision Australia released a case study that also looks at the State’s pioneering efforts, outlining what has been achieved so far.

Edu Net Solutions is proud to be featured on page 17 of this case study. We are amongst the first web development companies in the state to use the South Australia Government’s Online Accessibility Policy and Toolkit to develop websites. In fact, we launched the first accessible Department for Education school website just two weeks after the policy was launched!

To achieve this milestone, we worked with Vision Australia’s Digital Access team to create a template that meets Vision Australia’s Statement of Accessibility to WCAG 2.0 Level AA. This platform is also compliant with the South Australian Government’s Online Accessibility Policy and Toolkit.We then developed for the Whyalla Special Education Centre an accessible online resource, ensuring that all members of the centre’s community, including staff, students, parents and carers, had equal access to it.

One in five Australians lives with a disability. Meanwhile, we live in an increasingly digital world. What this means is that around 20% of our community currently do not have equal access to the Internet. We want to change this. We aim to make a positive difference by making every school website in South Australia accessible.

Come on, South Australia, let’s keep up the great work and continue to lead the way!

Are you looking to make your school’s website more inclusive? Look no further, as we are the right company for you! At Edu Net Solutions we have the experience and the right skill set to produce an accessible website for your school. Our School Website Development Framework ensures we capture your school’s requirements and adopt them to build a website viewable to ALL members of our community. Get in touch with us today. We’d love to see if we can help you.

Meanwhile, if your Department for Education school website was launched after 16 May 2019 and you are unsure whether or not it is compliant, request a school accessibility check below. Private schools are also welcome too. And if you want to make your company’s website truly accessible let us know.

Written by Kirio Crespo
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