Accessibility Statement

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of location, technology or ability. 

The website aims to comply with Levels A and AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

About this website

The Light Years Ahead website has been designed to be as inclusive as possible. Should you experience any difficulties or have any accessibility feedback for us, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will respond within one business day.

Computer, tablet or mobile devices

Our website has also been designed and optimised for use on any device whether it be a computer, tablet or mobile device. The website has been tested on a number of mobile devices and displays will differ depending upon the type of device and its orientation (landscape or portrait mode). All functionality of the website is maintained for mobile devices.

Using this website – text resize

You can use your browser’s zoom function to increase the text size. To use your browser’s zoom function please follow these instructions:

Microsoft Windows users:

Internet Explorer 7 and 8: Either select the ‘View’ menu and select the ‘Zoom’ option or for keyboard users hold ‘Ctrl’ and press the ‘+’ (plus) or ‘-‘ (minus) keys.

Internet Explorer 9: Either select the ‘View’ option from the menu bar and select the ‘Zoom’ or for keyboard users hold ‘Ctrl’ and press the ‘+’ (plus) or ‘-‘ (minus) keys.

Firefox: Display the standard menus by going to the menu bar, select ‘View’ menu and select the ‘Zoom’ option or for keyboard users hold ‘Ctrl’ and press the ‘+’ (plus) or ‘-‘ (minus) keys.

MAC OS X users:

Safari: Either select the ‘View’ menu and select ‘Zoom In’ or ‘Zoom Out’ or for keyboard users hold ‘Command’ and press the ‘+’ (plus) or ‘-‘ (minus) keys.

Changing the colour scheme and contrast

Different browsers will allow you to customise the colour scheme and contrast levels to suit individual needs. Helpful information on the different browsers and methods for customising the font colours and background colours can be found on the BBC’s My Web My Way.

Navigation using a screen reader

We have endeavoured to maximise the ability for users with vision impairments to use a screen reader with this website. Visitors using recent versions of screen readers can navigate using the following keystrokes:

Headings

‘H’ to cycle forwards through the headings ‘Shift’ + ‘H’ to cycle backwards through the headings ‘1’ to navigate to the next level 1 heading (or a number between 1 and 6 to navigate to the next heading on this level) ‘Shift’ + ‘1’ to navigate to the previous level 1 heading (or a number between 1 and 6 to navigate to the previous heading on this level) ‘Insert’ + ‘F6’ to provide a list of all headings

Links

Press the ‘Tab’ key to proceed through the links or ‘Shift’ + ‘Tab’ to cycle backwards through the links. ‘Insert’ + ‘F7’ to provide a list of all links.

Motor/Mobility limitations

The site has been structured so that it can be navigated with a keyboard or mouse alone or with a combination of both. This defined structure also maximises the number of supplementary devices that are compatible with the site.

To navigate the site with just a keyboard:

  • press the ‘tab’ key to cycle through links and interactive elements on the page
  • hold shift while pressing the ‘tab’ key to cycle in reverse order
  • press enter to ‘click’ the highlighted link

Skip to links are provided for keyboard users to directly skip to the main content areas of the website including:

  • Skip to: Navigation
  • Skip to: Search
  • Skip to: Content
  • Skip to: Accessibility statement

Skip to links are accessed by using the ‘tab’ key as outlined in the paragraph directly above.

Contact us

If you have any issues accessing information or require further assistance please contact us.

Phone:  (02) 9671 4333
Email:   info@lightyearsahead.com.au.