Measures to support accessibility
We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
We are actively working toward increasing the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user-friendly.
Sussex Street Community Law Service takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of our services:
Provide continual accessibility training for our staff
Assign clear accessibility goals and responsibilities
Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Sussex Street Community Law Service is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.
Additional accessibility considerations
Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have also applied some Level AAA Success Criteria: Images of text are only used for decorative purposes. Re-authentication after a session expires, does not cause loss of data. Some videos have sign language interpretation.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Sussex Street Community Law Service. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Sussex Street Community Law Service
via phone: (08) 6253 9500
via E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
in person: 29 Sussex Street, East Victoria Park, WA 6101
via mail: Locked Bag 2 East Victoria Park, WA, 6981
We try to respond to feedback within one business day.
Accessibility of Sussex Street Community Law Service relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.
Limitations and alternatives
Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. Despite our best efforts to ensure the accessibility of Sussex Street Community Law Service, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.
Known limitations for Sussex Street Community Law Service:
Comments from users: Uploaded images may not have text alternatives because we cannot ensure the quality of contributions. We monitor user comments and typically repair issues within ten business days. Please use the ‘website feedback’ button if you encounter an issue.
Sussex Street Community Law Service assessed the accessibility of our services by the following approaches:
This statement was created on 15 December 2022.
UserWay is embedded in this website to improve accessibility.
For greater accessibility, we have installed the UserWay application. UserWay assists our website users to make our information more accessible regardless of browser settings, individual assistance technology or other aids.
You can find out more about UserWay here.
Where possible use an up-to-date browser
By using an up-to-date browser (the program you use to access the internet), you will have access to a much richer set of options to aid you navigate around this website.
The standard browsers we would recommend are below with links to install each of them:
Once installed, each browser will bring its own selection of accessibility options and may allow further options via the use of plug-ins. For more details see the Accessibility page for each one:
Keyboard Short Cuts / Access Keys
Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate access key shortcuts, as shown below:
Options in your browser
Most modern browsers share the most common accessibility tools. Here is a list of useful features:
Incremental search allows you to progressively search a web page for a particular word or phrase on a page. To enable this on your browser, press and hold Ctrl/Command and then tap F. This will open a box to type your search into. As you type, the matches will be highlighted on the page for you.
Hitting tab will jump you to each of the items you can interact with on any page. Holding the SHIFT key and then pressing tab will take you to the previous item.
Caret Navigation (Internet Explorer and Firefox only)
Instead of using a mouse to select text and move around within a webpage, you can use standard navigation keys on your keyboard: Home, End, Page Up, Page Down & the arrow keys. This feature is named after the caret or cursor, that appears when you edit a document.
To turn this feature on, press the F7 key at the top of your keyboard and choose whether to enable the caret on the tab you are viewing or all your tabs.
Pressing the space bar on a web page will move the page you are viewing down to the next visible part of the page.
Depending on your browser, you can override all fonts on the site to one that is easier for you to read. Options can be found in your browser's settings/preferences.
Change Font in Firefox
Change Font in Chrome
Change Font in Safari
Change Font in Internet Explorer
Change Font in Edge
Enlarge your view
You can activate the browser zoom via these keyboard shortcuts
Zoom in Firefox
Zoom in Chrome
Zoom in Safari
Zoom in Internet Explorer
Zoom in Edge
To zoom your entire computer screen
Apple Mac and Windows operating system both contain options to enlarge your view of your screen:
Apple OS X
Make your computer read the site aloud
This website has been built with screen readers in mind. Menus, pictures and inputs will have the correct tags and mark up to compliment your chosen screen reader.
We have tested with following tools:
NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free screen reader for computers running on the Windows operating system.
The latest version can be downloaded for FREE here (You may be asked for a voluntary donation on their website. If you do not wish to donate, click "skip donation this time".)
WAVE is developed and made available as a free community service by WebAIM. Originally launched in 2001, WAVE has been used to evaluate the accessibility of millions of web pages. Read more here.
Microsoft Windows Narrator is available in most versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems and reads text on the screen aloud and describes events like error messages so you can use your PC without a display. To find out more and how to enable it on your version, please click here.