Website AEShareNet Accessibility Statement
This page provides information on what we have done to make this website as accessible as possible to all users of the Internet. If you have got to this page as a result of seeing the message "Problems viewing this site?" see the section below on Browser Support.
Accessibility of the public site
The AEShareNet website was developed with the aim of making information as accessible as possible to all users of the Internet. Specific aspects of this include:
- Pages on the public areas of the site are tested to conform to HTML 4.01 using the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Validator service.
- Cascading Style Sheets are used to separate content from formatting. This assists users with text readers and other assistive technology, as well as facilitating site maintenance.
- Frames are not used on the public site.
- It is our intention to comply with Priority 1 Checkpoints in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and as far as possible with Priority 2 and 3 Checkpoints.
The previous version of the AEShareNet public website used special techniques to detect the user's browser and provide differently formatted versions of pages depending on whether the browser supported Cascading Style Sheets. With the new website released April 2004 we have discontinued this. If you see the link "Problems viewing this site?" at the top of the page it indicates that your browser probably does not support Cascading Style Sheets. The page will not be formatted as we intended but you should still be able to read all the content. Please report any problems using the support and comments links below. Many browsers which support Cascading Style Sheets are available for free.
Commitment to open standards
The Australian education and training community has formally endorsed an open standards approach to the use of online technologies - see reference below.
All development work for the AEShareNet website has been specified to use open standards to the maximum extent practical.
Comments sought on the accessibility of this site
We would welcome comments and feedback on the accessibility of our site and any problems you have with its use. Please use the Feedback form available from the Support page, or write to the General Manager, Product Services, TVET Australia Limited.
HTML version 4.01
- W3C Validator Service
of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
Provides a list of all checkpoints from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, organized by concept, as a checklist for Web content developers.
- VET Interoperability
This site provides a rationale for the use of standards based systems to support interoperability in the vocational education and training sector.
Technical Standards for Online Education and Training
The Australian Information and Communications Technology in Education Committee (AICTEC) - formerly the EdNA Reference Committee - has endorsed a set of principles related to open standards.