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Report: Disability Action Plan for the Energy Rating Website

03Jul

Report: Disability Action Plan for the Energy Rating Website

Category: General/E3 Program

Date: 03/07/2015

The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program is delivered by the Appliance Energy Efficiency Branch of the Department of Industry.  The Department of Industry is committed to the principles of open government, including accessibility to all Australians regardless of disability, culture, or environment.  This commitment is demonstrated through this Disability Action Plan, and the adoption of the Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy (NTS) for the E3 Program’s website, energyrating.gov.au.

In May 2014, the Appliance Energy Efficiency Branch engaged AccessibilityOz to develop a Web Accessibility Action Plan for energyrating.gov.au. This is to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Australian Government’s Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy (NTS). The NTS requires all Government websites to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Version 2 (WCAG2).

The purpose of this Action Plan is to outline the strategies that the Branch will implement to ensure energyrating.gov.au meets compliance with WCAG2.  It will also outline how the Branch plans to respond to accessibility feedback, requests and complaints.