Taking accessibility online
This Australian case study outlines a two stage approach taken to ensuring young people with disabilities, their families and carers are able to access and participate in arts and cultural services in Western Australia. The project was led by Propel Youth Arts WA in partnership with the Swan Friendship Club of Western Australia and Junkadelic. The case study is from ‘Open Arts: Reflections on the Disability and the Arts Inclusion Initiative in Western Australia’ (a partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Arts and Disability Services Commission).
The reconstructed website, audited by The Association for the Blind, included such enhancements as having everything in a larger font, colour coded sections, streamlined menus and options, larger points to click for easier navigation through the site and further accessibility information on each event.