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How to use this website

Arts Access Victoria is committed to ensuring our work is accessible to everyone; our website has been built to high accessibility standards, and rigorously tested with users of all abilities.

On this page:

Skip to content

Coded into the top right corner of all pages, but not visible to users, is a ‘skip to content’ link. This allows assistive device users to quickly skip over the site navigation to the page content.

Site navigation

The site has been structured simply to allow for easy navigation, with seven primary navigation links appearing at the top of each page. 

Most pages, except for the home page and landing pages, have a 'breadcrumb' trail at the top of the page, which shows your current location and provides links to levels of the website above your current page location. Breadcrumb trails show users where they are in the context of the website, and allows them to interpret the page better and to go directly to a higher level of the site. 

This navigation style is called a 'breadcrumb' after the story of Hansel and Gretel and the trail they left in the forest to help them trace their steps. 

Content

On the home page and section landing pages, content is arranged in 'cards' which link to individual pages or secondary landing pages. On the home and Gallery pages, these cards are dynamic, and the layout will change regularly.  

The main content on other pages is left justified, with side 'modules' appearing on some pages for file downloads, artwork purchases or related content links. 

Search 

The site search will usually provide the most direct method of finding information on the AAV website. You can find the search function at the right-hand side of the primary navigation. 

Footer information

At the bottom of the page are links to the main sections of the website, our accessibility guide (this page), privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information. 

Links

The content of all text-based links has been written clearly and concisely to aid users with assistive devices, in line with WCAG 2.0 guidelines. 

Images

Text alternatives have been provided for all images, where possible. Images that are purely decorative have not been given text alternatives. 

Colour

Colours have been chosen to provide good contrast between text and backgrounds. We have avoided colour combinations that are known to cause difficulties for people with low vision.

Enquiries and suggestions

We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have, and welcome constructive feedback on the accessibility of this site.

If you have any questions or suggestions accessibility, please contact us