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Accessibility

The Continence Foundation of Australia is committed to providing a website which is accessible to the widest audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and useability of our website.

The website aims to conform to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessibile for people with disabilities or special needs. Conforming to these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all users.

The Continence Foundation strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and useability, however it is not always possible to do so in all area of the website. PDF documents are used in this website which may be difficult to access using assistive technology. Where possible, we have provided an alternative version in HTML formats. To read PDFs you need a PDF viewer which can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website. If you require an accessible word or HTML document, email us or call the National Continence Helpline 1800 33 00 66.

As the Continence Foundation is interested in continually improving the accessibility of our website, feedback from users is improtant. If you have any difficulties using the site, please email us or call the National Continence Helpline 1800 33 00 66.

Using this website

Adjusting text size

You can make the text size on this website larger or smaller using the following keyboard commands.

  1. Hold down the CTRL (Microsoft Windows) or the 'Apple' key (Mac OS X) on your keyboard
  2. Use the + or - key, or scroll with your mouse to make the text bigger or smaller.

Tab-based navigation

This website has been designed to allow navigation using a keyboard alone.

To navigate the site with just a keyboard:

  • press the 'tab' key to move through links and interactive elements on the page
  • hold the 'shift' key while pressing the 'tab' key to move in reverse order
  • press enter to select highlighted text.

The website has a main menu of menu items (eg. The Facts, Women, Men, Children) and each of these menu items has its own sub menu.

  • When you are on a main menu item or link, pressing enter will take the user to that page which will have its own sub menu
  • Pressing 'enter' on the sub menu will take the user to that page
  • Holding down 'shift' as you tab will take you through tab order in reverse order.

'Skip to Content' and 'Skip to Navigation' links are provided for keyboard users to directly skip to the main content areas of the website. Please note that Skip to Content and Skip to Navigation links are invisible on the site but they can be tabbed to.

Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs are included on this site just above the content on the web page. These are a series of links which show the trail back to the home page of the current section.

Headings

The website uses headings to provide the webpage a structure which allows easy navigation using tabs and screen readers.

Hyperlinks

Where possible, hyperlinks have meaningful link text which can be read by screen readers.

Images and graphics

All images and graphics include meaningful descriptive 'alt' tags which can be read by screen readers.

Multimedia

Audio files can be listened to using the embedded media player or downloaded in MP3 format, which requires the use of software on your computer which can play MP3 audio files. Youtube videos also feature on the site. All videos have closed captions for people with hearing difficulties.

ReadSpeaker

ReadSpeaker page reading software is available on this site. Click here for instructions on using ReadSpeaker.