Queensland Government access policy

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The Queensland Government captioning policy [PDF 53KB], updated in 2009, makes it compulsory for all Queensland Government departments, including regional offices, to caption television commercials, television programs, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and sponsorship media material/s that will be viewed by the public, including previously produced materials. This includes general information DVDs playing in a customer service area, public function or trade show, and DVDs the public can request, hire or purchase.

The Queensland Government’s online policies Mandatory Principle 1 – Online Presence states that:

Consideration of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (V2.0) and ensure the following conformance levels:

·         ‘A’ Level conformance with Guideline 1.2

·         ‘AA’ Level conformance with all other Guidelines

The 1.2 exemption means that it is not necessary for the Queensland Government to provide live captioning or audio description on their websites.

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