The power of the Web is in its universality.
Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web
We are committed to making our website accessible to all users and this includes users with disabilities. Our website is designed to comply with the guidelines issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to remove barriers to accessibility. If you would like to learn more about these guidelines, please visit the Web Access Initiative by W3C.
We are also committed to complying with the requirements under Section 30 of the Persons With Disabilities Act 2008 which provides that persons with disabilities shall have the right to access to information, communication and technology on equal basis with person without disabilities in accessible formats and technologies appropriate to different kind of disabilities in a timely manner and without additional cost.
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognises access to information and communications technologies as a basic human right.
Some of the accessibility enhancements that we have on our website include:
- Allowing users with visual impairments to enlarge the text size
- Linking to the Adobe Acrobat Access reader for PDF Adobe Acrobat files (Adobe Acrobat Access Reader is free and can be downloaded from the Adobe The tools offered on the Adobe website are useful to visually impaired users)
- Allowing our publications be printed in hard copy
- Increasing contrast between background and text for readability purposes
- Allowing online forms be filled up with the keyboard “Tab” key
- Avoiding certain colour combinations that may make the webpages less accessible
- Allowing the webpages be navigated without the need to use a computer mouse. This is particularly helpful for users with limited fine motor control