CBM Australia is committed to continually improving the accessibility of our website and communications
One way we do this is by seeking to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 (w3.org).
International web standards help define what is needed, ensuring that websites and tools are accessible to all people, including people with disabilities. The W3C recommendations recognise that “currently many sites and tools are developed with accessibility barriers that make them difficult or impossible for some people to use them. Making the web accessible benefits individuals, businesses and society.”
CBM recognises our responsibility to ensuring that people with disabilities have access to information and communications on an equal basis with others without disabilities, as set out in the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
CBM Australia’s website and PDF documents have been optimised for use with assistive technologies that include:
- Screen readers
- Navigation switches
- Speech recognition software.
This website has been independently rated as compliant by Vision Australia. They have useful resources for assistive and adaptive technologies.
How to configure your device for accessibility
Whether using a mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer, you can modify your device to suit your individual needs.
- Microsoft Accessibility includes vision-related tools, hearing-assistive tools, tools for neurodiversity, mobility-assistive technologies and mental health assistive tools. Learn about built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft technologies like Windows 10 and Microsoft 365.
- Apple Accessibility includes built-in accessibility features for Mac computers, Apple TV, iPhones, iPads and HomePod.
- Google Accessibility provides accessibility support for smart phones, tablet computers and other devices using Android operating systems.
Some accessibility limitations
Accessibility goes beyond the technology of the website to how we communicate. At CBM Australia, we work hard to communicate clearly and simply, without jargon. This is not always possible, particularly when discussing technical subjects or quoting others. We also note that in some cases:
- Where speed to publish is a requirement, our web content will not have been tested by people with disabilities at the time of publishing. We will go back to improve that.
- Some of our multimedia pieces that we share may not be fully accessible.
- We cannot guarantee that websites we link to are accessible.
Help us continually improve this website
We will continually strive to improve the accessibility of this website and our other channels. We know there may be some limitations we haven’t addressed. If you discover anything on our website that’s inaccessible, please contact us.
Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites is a useful guide to providing us with constructive feedback.