The Wattle Theme Implementation Project set out to improve the accessibility, navigation and system elements in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 to the AA level standard.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, often abbreviated to WCAG, are a series of guidelines for improving website accessibility. Produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the WCAG are the best means of making your website useful to all of your users.
Although they are not an all-inclusive list of issues facing website users with disabilities, they are the internationally recognised and adopted standards. The guidelines explain how to solve many of the problems that users with disabilities face when navigating and utilising websites.
In addition to internal accessibility testing of WATTLE offered by the ANU marketing office, an external contractorwas engaged to audit the Wattle Theme against the WCAG 2.0 AA standard. Watch this space for a copy of the most recent audit report which we will share once it is made available.
The 'Tips for 'Improving Course Content Accessibility' guide was developed as a quick introduction to creating accessible content for courses in the WATTLE learning management system.