What we've done to be accessible
Web page display
You can change the colours and fonts to suit your needs. Changes can be saved for your future visits.
We make every effort to ensure this website is easily readable using 'plain english' wherever possible, while ensuring the website's design is not an obstacle to its usability or readability.
The website has been designed in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) internationally recognised Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines.
The WAI is a set of guidelines for producing usable and accessible websites and detailed information can be found on the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) website.
There are three levels of web accessibility under the initiative - "A", "AA" and "AAA". It is intended that all pages on the South Gippsland Shire Council website will conform to at least a priority 2 "AA" rating.
Keyboard navigation for links and form elements
In most browsers, you can use the 'Tab' key to move between links without having to use the mouse. When you are on a link you wish to visit, pressing 'Enter' will take you to the linked page.
If you are in a form, you can also use the 'Tab' key to move between form elements (such as text boxes and radio buttons). Where there are options, for example in a drop-down menu, you can use the arrow keys to select your desired option. When you want to submit or cancel a form, tab through to the relevant button and press the 'Enter' key.