Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web.
More specifically, Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web. Web accessibility also benefits others, including older people with changing abilities due to ageing.
Keeping disabled users in mind, there is a desire to implement accessibility features into the redevelopment of www.lumley.com.au, with a view to conforming to legislative guidelines.
The focus on web accessibility has originated as a result of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1992 [http://www.comlaw.gov.au]. This Act includes several statements that could directly apply to web accessibility. Under section 24, it is unlawful for a person who provides goods, facilities or services to discriminate on the grounds of disability by:
Refusing to provide the other person with those goods or services or to make those facilities available to the other person; or
in the terms or conditions on which the first-mentioned person provides the other person with those goods or services or makes those facilities available to another person; or
in the manner in which the first mentioned person provides the other person with those goods or services or makes those facilities available to the other person.
Accessibility Guidelines Considered
The Australian Human Rights Commission, in their Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes (Version 3.3.1 - March 31 2009) (http://www.hreoc.gov.au/disability_rights/standards/www_3 /www_3.html) recommend the use of WCAG level AA. Lumley website is compliant to the WCAG2.0 guidelines, level AA.
Accessibility Features Provided
Easier Navigation: We have provided a “Skip Navigation” technique for the user to easily navigate into the main content of the page
Cross Browser Compatibility: Lumley website will be compatible with Internet Explorer 6.0 +, Mozilla 1.7 +, Firefox 1.5+ and Safari 2.0+.
Access Keys: For easier and quick access to pages we have provided Access Keys for the user to navigate to certain important pages.
Please use the Access keys below (to be introduced)
Alt + 1 for About Lumley Insurance
Alt + 2 for Intermediaries
Alt + 3 for Corporate Partners
Alt + 4 for Lumley Finance
Alt + 5 for Products
Alt + 6 for Documents and Forms
If you have any concerns/questions/suggestions relating to Accessibility please go to contact us page and send your feedback.
There are certain components of this website that may not be accessible yet.
These components are being addressed and will be rectified in the near future.
Please contact Lumley Insurance or Lumley Finance if you have any immediate concerns.