ADDC is committed to continually improving the accessibility of our website and communications

We do this by aiming to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 (

International web standards help define what is needed to make sure that websites and tools are accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. The W3C recommendations recognise that “currently many sites and tools are developed with accessibility barriers that make them difficult or impossible for some people to use them. Making the web accessible benefits individuals, businesses and society.”

ADDC recognises our responsibility to making sure that people with disabilities can access information and communications on an equal basis with people without disabilities, as set out in the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

ADDC’s website and PDF documents have been optimised for use with assistive technologies that include:

  • Screen readers
  • Magnifiers
  • Navigation switches
  • Speech recognition software.

This website was verified to the level of AA conformance against WCAG 2.1 achieved on 17/9/2021 This website has been independently rated as compliant by Vision Australia. They have useful resources for assistive and adaptive technologies.

How to configure your device for accessibility

Whether using a desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet, you can modify your device to suit your individual needs.

  • Microsoft Accessibility includes vision-related tools, tools for neurodiversity, hearing-assistive tools, mobility-assistive technologies and mental health assistive tools. Learn about built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft technologies like Windows 10 and Microsoft 365.
  • Apple Accessibility includes built-in accessibility features for Mac computers, iPhones, iPads, HomePod and Apple TV.
  • Google Accessibility provides accessibility support for smart phones, tablet computers and other devices that use Android operating systems.

Some accessibility limitations 

Accessibility includes all the ways that we communicate. At ADDC, we work hard to communicate clearly and simply, without confusing jargon. This is not always possible, particularly when discussing technical subjects or quoting others. In some cases, we also note:

  • Where speed to publish is a requirement, our web content will not have been tested by people with disabilities at the time of publishing. We will go back to improve that.
  • Some of the multimedia pieces that we share may not be fully accessible.
  • We cannot guarantee that websites we link to are accessible.

Help us continually improve this website

We aim to improve the accessibility of this website and our other communication channels. We know there may be some limitations we haven’t addressed. If you find anything on our website that isn’t accessible, please contact us.

Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites is a useful guide to providing us with constructive feedback.