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Web Accessibility Notice

The Australian Research Council (ARC) endorsed the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) and the Australian Government's Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy (NTS).

The ARC aims to have all of its website and web content meet the WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance by 31 December 2014.

To achieve compliance with the WCAG 2.0, the ARC is currently implementing the NTS.

At present, not all ARC web content has been optimised for accessibility and therefore it may not meet this level of compliance yet.

If you are having trouble accessing any of ARC's pages or content within our website, please send an email (including the link to the page you are trying to access) to web@arc.gov.au.

Action Plan

The ARC is working towards achieving Level AA conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) by December 2014 as set out by the Australian Government's National Transition Strategy. This will include migration to a content management system restructure and redesign of this website.

Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the web, includingvisual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive and neurological disabilities. WCAG 2.0 identifies techniques to create and manage web content in ways that are more accessible to people with disabilityfor example, through assistive technologies like screen readers. Websites that are more accessible are also generally more user-friendly to everyone.

We encourage anyone with concerns about accessing or retrieving any information or documentation available on our current website to contact us on + 61 2 6287 6600 or email info@arc.gov.au

Goal

To ensure that all official materials on the new ARC website environment are fully accessible, the agency will conformwhere possibleto the international guidelines as developed by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Approximate Timeline

Quarter 1, 2013

Operational decision—new content management system required.

Quarter 2, 2013

Procurement of website development—using a new Content Management System

Quarter 3, 2013

Acceptance of proposal for website development on Drupal.

Quarter 4, 2013

Commencement of development of new website.

Quarter 1, 2014

Migration of Content and review of electronic media and documents—for Level AA compliance.

Quarter 2, 2014

WCAG 2.0 Audit and Revisions to website.

Quarter 3, 2014

Launch of new  WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliant website

 

 

Twitter Policy

The Australian Research Council Twitter account (@arc_gov_au) is managed by the Stakeholder Relations team.

If you follow us, you can expect ARC tweets when we would like to alert you to new content on our other digital channels such as news, publications and media releases. Generally, we expect this would not exceed more than 5 tweets a week.

The ARC is not responsible for third party content published, posted, uploaded or transmitted via Twitter.

The ARC endeavours to maintain the currency and accuracy of information published via Twitter, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the information made available on the Twitter page. Before relying on the material, users should obtain appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances to evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes.

Following

If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. This is to discourage the use of direct messaging, avoid resource wasting spam handling and so that you can easily identify other key Twitter users that we think are relevant to our industry and government in who we follow. However, being followed does not imply endorsement of any kind.

Availability

We will update and monitor our Twitter account during office hours, Monday to Friday. Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.

@Replies and Direct Messages

Generally, the ARC will not reply individually to messages we receive via Twitter and we will not engage on issues of party politics. However, the Stakeholder Relations team reads all @replies and Direct Messages and ensures that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people at the Australian Research Council.

For specific enquiries please do not contact the ARC using Twitter, instead we recommend you contact us by phone or email as listed on the ARC website’s contact page.