Australian policy and legislation

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Online media and digital technolgy

Online media

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) been instrumental in providing concrete standards to support government web accessibility. The W3C released the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), with the release of version 1.0 in 1999 and version 2.0 in 2008.

In February 2010, the Commonwealth Government committed to making all its websites compliant with WCAG 2.0 by 2014.  

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Cinema and DVD

Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA) has been the major policy instrument which has provided access in to cinemas and DVDs in Australia. There are no legislative requirements for access in these media.

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