Accessibility statement

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours and contrast levels
  • zoom in without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • translate to 14 locally spoken languages

This is an accessibility statement from The Academic Centre for Healthy Ageing.

Measures to support accessibility

The Academic Centre for Healthy Ageing takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of the ACHA website:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Assign clear accessibility goals and responsibilities.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. the ACHA website is not assessed with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Not assessed means that the content has not been evaluated or the evaluation results are not available.

Additional accessibility considerations

Although WCAG 2.1 AA is our aim, the website has been designed and built to incorporate some Level AAA success criteria and best practice. However the website has currently not been fully tested and evaluated by an external independent accessor.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the ACHA website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the ACHA website:

We try to respond to feedback within 10.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

The ACHA website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • The website is designed to be compatible with current versions of all major browsers

Technical specifications

Accessibility of the ACHA website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the ACHA website , there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for the ACHA website:

  1. The text of testimonials displayed on carousels may not be accessible to through keyboard-only browsing and screen readers.

Assessment approach

The Academic Centre for Healthy Ageing assessed the accessibility of the ACHA website by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation


This statement was created on 01 March 2024.

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