About web accessibility

Web accessibility is the practice of designing online tools so people living with disability can use them. It focuses on ensuring that people can:

  • navigate and interact with web content
  • perceive and understand information
  • engage with the web.

Web accessibility covers all disabilities that impact access to the web. Visual, auditory, physical, verbal, cognitive and neurological disabilities are covered. You can find out more about web accessibility on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website.

Our commitment

The ACT Government commits to ensuring that its websites are accessible. It is committed to meeting a range of accessibility standards. Our websites aim to meet to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG2.1) developed by W3C. Specifically:

  • Level A (Full compliance)
  • Level AA (Full compliance)
  • Level AAA (Where possible).

The ACT Government is committed to providing websites that are accessible to the widest possible audience. Each website is designed to display and a range of web browsers as well as work with accessibility hardware and/or software. Our websites follow techniques to accommodate a range of connection speeds and are scalable to a range of displays.

Found an accessibility issue

Meeting website accessibility standards is an ongoing process. Please contact us if you find anything on this site that is not accessible. If you experience any problems with accessing our content please visit our Contact Us page.