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Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

Accessibility

As a member of the community, the Uniting Church in Australia Victoria & Tasmania makes every effort to ensure that we do not discriminate against any person or group.

UCA Victas’s websites are built to ensure accessibility by all members of our community, using specialised techniques to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and thereby comply with local anti-discrimination legislation, such as the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

What is Web Accessibility?

Web Accessibility means building and maintaining website that are accessible to the entire community, through better development and maintenance practices that make it easier for every customer to access your services. Today litigation over accessibility is a common occurrence, with ever-stronger legislation in Australia, the UK, US and EU.

Who is affected by Web Accessibility?

Every visitor to a website benefits from a more usable and more accessible website, but for some users, websites built without accessibility standards in mind are unusable, and illegal.  Such groups of users include:

•    The growing ageing population
•    Users with anti-virus/anti-spyware software or older software/hardware
•    Users with vision or motor disabilities.