DiVine is a community for and by people with a disability. It is published by the Victorian Government.
We strive to create an online community that is accessible to all.
The DiVine website has been designed to meet the Level AAA standard of the W3C (World-Wide Web Consortium) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Version 1.0.
This site was tested by an independent accessibility expert and found to be Level AAA compliant on December 3, 2009.
The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Victorian Government have endorsed the second version of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We will endeavour to comply with them as soon as possible.
There are several W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines checkpoints that we don't comply with. This is because they can cause specific problems for particular groups of people with a disability. These include:
- We do not use accesskeys. This is because most accesskey combinations are taken by the operating system and some screen readers
- We do not use TABINDEX. This is because we have designed the site to have a logical page order
- We do not use placeholding characters in fields. This is because they can cause problems when people tab to a field, or access the field via a screen reader
- We do not have non-link, printable characters between adjacent links. This checkpoint was specifically meant to address a screen reader issue with adjacent links and all current and recently released screen readers now handle adjacent links appropriately.
DiVine is committed to further reviewing and improving the accessibility of the website. If you have any accessibility issues, feedback or questions, please send us your feedback.