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The Royal Australian Historical Society is committed to providing a fully accessible website experience for all users of all abilities, including those who rely on assistive technologies like screen readers, screen enlargement software, and alternative keyboard input devices to navigate the web.

Ongoing Efforts to Ensure Accessibility

We follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 as our guiding principle for determining accessibility. These are internationally agreed-upon standards that cover a wide range of recommendations and best practices for making content useable. As we add new pages and functionality to our website, all designs, code, and content entry practices are checked against these standards.

Website accessibility is an ongoing process. We continually test content and features for WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance and remediate any issues to ensure we meet or exceed the standards. Our team members test our website using industry-standard tools such as the Accessibility Checker WordPress Plugin, colour contrast analysers, keyboard-only navigation techniques, and Flesch-Kincaid readability tests.

Where We’re Improving

We acknowledge that not all of our content will be accessible due to the available technologies at their creation. We are endeavouring to rectify this issue and ensure our historical content is accessible.

In our efforts to bring our website up to standard, we are targeting the following areas:

  • Including alternative text and descriptions for our images.
  • Creating PDF documents that assistive technologies can read.

This is part of our broader effort to make everyone’s experience at the Royal Australian Historical Society welcoming and enjoyable. Please note that while we make every effort to make information accessible for all users, we cannot guarantee the accessibility of third-party websites to which we may link.

Accessibility Support Contact

If you are having trouble accessing any of our pages or content on our website, please let us know, and we will try to provide an alternative version.

We welcome comments, questions, and feedback on our website. If you are using assistive technologies and are having difficulty using our website, please email hi*****@ra**.au or give us a call at 02 9247 8001. We will do our best to assist you and resolve issues.