Accessibility Accreditation for DFES Emergency WA
- DFES Emergency WA
- Accreditation Level:
- Date Accreditation issued:
- 11 Apr 2023
Digital Accessibility Conformance Evaluation
A technical evaluation of 8 pages was conducted. The pages selected constitute an accessibility audit of the website. These pages were selected by Web Key IT and agreed on by the client as representative of the overall accessibility and functionality of the website.
The evaluation was completed in accordance with the WCAG Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) which can be viewed at http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-EM/.
The pages were audited manually and cross-checked using a team of website evaluators to ensure that the results and comments presented are valid and comprehensive.
Accessibility support baseline
- Website/Application Tested:
- Date Tested:
- 23 Jan - 11 Apr 2023
- Scope of test:
- 8 pages selected as a representation of the website in accordance with the W3C WCAG Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM)
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 at https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/
- Conformance Level satisfied:
- WCAG 2.1 to Level AA
- Technologies relied on:
- Primary Browser/s:
- Google Chrome 110, Firefox 110
- Secondary Browser/s:
- Number of pages evaluated:
- Valid from:
- 11 Apr 2023
- 11 Apr 2024
Remaining Issues and Exceptions
Whilst Department of Fire and Emergency Services has gone to great lengths to make all of the online content in this Emergency WA site AA accessible, there are some aspects on this website, including some third-party content, which DFES do not currently have the ability to bring into conformance with WCAG 2.1 to Level AA.
- Outstanding HTML validation errors
- Embedded YouTube videos
- Google Maps
- Low colour contrast of text inside of map
- Nonsensical linked items within the map
For both the videos and map, accessible alternatives have been made available.
Certificate of Web Key IT Pty Ltd Accreditation
- Certification Number:
This website has been evaluated through a rigid manual process of technical audit of all of the sample pages against WCAG 2.1 to Level AA and meets the requirements of WCAG 2.1 to Level AA.
WCAG 2.1 also forms the content of the ISO Standard ISO: IEC 40500:2012 which can be located at https://www.iso.org/standard/58625.html
The content of WCAG forms the standard for digital accessibility compliance in EN 301549 and AS EN 301549 “Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe” which has been adopted in Australia as AS EN 302549. This standard includes:
- web content
- electronic documents
- non-web software, such as native mobile apps
Information can be found at http://www.w3.org/WAI/news/2018-09-13/WCAG-21-EN301549/ and http://mandate376.standards.eu/standard.