Accessibility Accreditation for South West Autism Network

Client:
South West Autism Network
Accreditation Level:
Gold
Date Accreditation issued:
13/05/2020

South West Autism Network accreditation badge

Digital Accessibility Conformance Evaluation

A technical evaluation of 5 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:
TBA
Date Tested:
22 - 27 Apr 2020
Scope of test:
5 pages selected as a representation of the website in accordance with the W3C WCAG Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM)
Guildelines:
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:
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WAI-ARIA
Primary Browser/s:
Google Chrome 81, Firefox 76
Number of pages evaluated:
5
Platform:
Desktop
Valid from:
13/05/2020
Expiry:
13/05/2021

Remaining Issues and Exceptions

Whilst South West Autism Network has gone to great lengths to make all of its online content AA accessible, the website does not perform well in the Internet Explorer (IE) browser. Issues which may occur in the IE browser include:

  • Lack of keyboard visible focus
  • Overlaying of text
  • Images which do not load.

Certificate of Web Key IT Pty Ltd Accreditation

Certification Number:
WK-JBOX2020

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.

Other Standards

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.