Accessible

Semantic HTML and sensible starting design aims for WCAG 2.0 AA compliance.

Web accessibility is the philosophy and practice of building web sites such that they can be accessed by everyone regardless of location, experience of hardware. For people with disabilities this in particularly important because the application of accessible principles will also help them access and navigate.

Broad application in Australia

In Australia, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) has stated that the provision of online services, such as websites, are covered by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). It states as follows:

The provision of information and online services through the web is a service covered by the DDA. Equal access for people with a disability in this area is required by the DDA where it can reasonably be provided. This requirement applies to any individual or organisation developing a website or other web resource in Australia, or placing or maintaining a web resource on an Australian server. This includes web pages and other resources developed or maintained for purposes related to employment; education; provision of services including professional services, banking, insurance or financial services, entertainment or recreation, telecommunications services, public transport services, or government services; sale or rental of real estate; sport; activities of voluntary associations; or administration of Commonwealth laws and programs. All these are areas specifically covered by the DDA.

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/world-wide-web-access-disability-discrimination-act-advisory-notes-ver-41-2014#required

It is important to note that the above statement applies to any website build or hosted in Australia. This covers not just governments but private businesses and individuals.

Convivial Accessibility

As Convivial is based on Drupal 8, it enjoys the accessibility features of Drupal 8 which are built in. The Drupal community is committed to making Drupal accessible .

However, there are many things which must be done over and above what is provided by the base platform.

  • Designs must consider aspects such as colour contrast and font size.
  • Content editors must add sensible alt tags to images.
  • Content editors must use semantic elements when editing content.

Accessibility therefore becomes a multifaceted concern involving implementors, designers and editors.

Standard Features

Druplicon

Popular, modern, well supported, open source CMS.

Drupal Media

Easily manage and embed images, videos, tweets, documents and more.

Drupal Workflow

Customise how content flows through content creators and reviewers.

Drupal Content types

Standard types include pages, articles, events and places.

Drupal Taxonomy

Classify your content according to tag, category and persona.

Extensible Drupal

Use the power of Drupal to build the site as you like.

Drupal Forms

Collect and store data from your users.

Drupal Search

Search and filter content and media.

Drupal Responsive

Responsive grids and components mean that your site works on all devices.

Drupal Accessibility

Semantic HTML and sensible starting design aims for WCAG 2.0 AA compliance.

Drupal Speed

We aim to give your users the best client side performance.

Drupal SEO

SEO

Top notch on page SEO with semantic HTML, metadata and search engine sitemaps.

Drupal Integrations

Common services include Google Analytics and Salesforce.

Drupal testing

Deployment process prepared for easy implementation of test frameworks.

Drupal typography

Test page demonstrating components, layouts, modifiers and styles.