Accessibility

We have made every effort to make the Places of Pride website accessible and easy to use for everyone, including people with disability.

Web standards

We aim to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 . This is the web standard endorsed by the Australian Government.

We are continuing to explore ways of improving the accessibility of our content.

Image descriptions

The Places of Pride website is based on the use of images of war memorials. Alt-text (alternative text) is used to describe images and is read by screen readers. It allows the content and purpose of the image to be accessible to vision impaired people.

We encourage all photo submissions to include an alt-text description. Here are some tips on how to fill in the alt-text field:

  1. Keep it short and simple
  2. Write what is included in the image and what it is trying to convey.

For example:

A war memorial located in an open park with large trees in the background and three flagpoles with Australian flags flying.

Alt-text: A war memorial located in an open park with large trees in the background and three flagpoles with Australian flags flying.

Another example:

A solider holding a rifle standing in front of a war memorial which has many colourful wreaths at its base. A crowd of people are looking on in the background.

Alt-text: A solider holding a rifle standing in front of a war memorial which has many colourful wreaths at its base. A crowd of people are looking on in the background.

  1.        There is no need to say ‘Photo/Image of….’ because this will be included in the html code (which will be picked up by a screen reader).

Using this website

This website has been designed to ensure that:

  • it works well across the majority of popular web browsers
  • download times have been minimised as much as possible
  • all Australians, including those with a disability or with technical limitations can access the information on our site

Adjusting the text size

You can make the text size on this website larger or smaller using the following keyboard commands:

  1.        Hold down the CTRL key (Microsoft Windows) or the ‘Apple’ key (Mac OS X) on your keyboard
  2.        Use the + or – key, or scroll with your mouse wheel to make text bigger or smaller
  3.        Keep repeating step 2 until the text is at a suitable size

Accessibility issues

If you have any difficulties using this website, please contact us by email: memorials@aw.gov.au or telephone on 02 6263 6612