There are some good guides available to help you make your websites and online content accessible.
These guides come from the Australian Government.
These other parts of the Digital Service Standard are also very helpful:
- Criterion 6: Consistent and responsive design – making your online content work on mobiles
- Criterion 7: Use open standards and common platforms
Accessibility on mobile
It’s important for online content to be accessible on:
- mobile phones
Portable Document Format (PDF)
PDFs are a popular way of publishing documents online.
PDFs can be made accessible.
But they are not always easy to use on mobile devices.
This means that we can never publish a PDF on its own.
We must always offer another version as well.
Ideally, content should be published as a web page, made using HTML.
HTML is a markup language used to write web pages.
Web pages are easier:
- to make accessible
- to use on all devices.
Multimedia includes video and audio files.
The accessibility rules for multimedia are covered under WCAG.
Software is a name for computer programs.
Not all software is used online.
For example, we only use some software on our computers at work.
We don’t get it from the internet.
There are rules about the way we buy and use this software.
We explain this in more detail on the next page.
Last update: 9 September 2019, first published.