Inclusive design benefits everyone as these stats highlight.

  • 1 :5 people have a disability across all ages.
  • 1:2.5 people have a disability at 55 yrs
  • 1:1 peoplehave a disability at 75 yrs and over.

 

 

We all want our users (clients or students) to be able to enage and interact with the digital resources  we create and publish. It is the ethical and and professional standard we want to achieve. For many organisations including all levels of government there are legislative responsibilities that must be achieved as well.

Alchin Consulting offers a range of services that make that can easily make your goal a reality.

Accessibility testing and auditing

Q: Does your content comply with current disability legislation and international design standards?

A: We can test your content using methods such as WCAG 2 compliance audit, usability testing, cloze testing and readability testing.  We can then help you understand the results so you can ensure all of your target audience can:

  • Increase user understand what you’ve created
  • Decrease risk of complaints from the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

Please contact us to discuss your testing needs.

Creating accessible and usable content

Q: Does your team possess the knowledge, skills and time to create accessible and usable content?

A: We can create a wide range of accessible digital resources. Formats include

  • Word documents
  • ePubs
  • PDFs
  • HTML
  • Videos (Captioned)

Please contact us to discuss your content creation needs.

Content testing and auditing

Q: Can your users understand what you’ve created? Does your content answer their questions or help them complete their tasks?

A: We can test your content using methods such as WCAG 2 compliance audit, usability testing, cloze testing and readability testing.  We can help you understand the results so you can improve your content.

Please contact us to discuss your testing needs.

Training

Q: Is your content clear and concise? Or does it look complex and overwhelming? Are your staff experts in their own areas, but not expert content creators?

A: We can work with your subject matter experts to write or edit your content so it works better for your target audiences. We can help you create content that is easy to understand, well structured and designed, and meets accessibility standards.

Please contact us to discuss your training needs.

Legal accessibility requirements

The Australian Human Rights Commission requires websites (internal and external) to be accessible to people with disabilities, and comply with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Version 2.

The Australian Human Rights Commission has set deadlines for accessibility compliance.

Government accessibility deadlines
WCAG2 Level A compliance, Dec 2012
WCAG2 Level AA compliance, Dec 2014
Corporate accessibility deadlines
WCAG2 Level AA compliance, Dec 2013
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

More information

Information for people and organisations responding to complaints (AHRC resource)
World Wide Web Access: Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes ver 4.0 (2010) (AHRC resource)