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ACCESSIBILITY POLICY



ACCESSIBILITY

The PAEW portal is designed and developed with the goal of making web content accessible for all users. To achieve this, PAEW is built to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

The WCAG is designed to make content accessible to wide range of people with disabilities, including

  • Blindness and low vision
  • Deafness and hearing loss
  • Learning disabilities
  • Cognitive limitations
  • Limited movement
  • Speech disabilities
  • Photosensitivity
  • Combinations of the above.

PAEW is regularly assessed for its accessibility compliance. If you use assistive technology, such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software or others, and have difficulty accessing information on PAEW, please contact us.

Following are some of the features on our portal that aim to benefit people with different abilities

Website Structure

PAEW extensively follows the recommendations by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to maintain the website structure, navigation, look and feel.

Zoom Screen

For those with poor visual ability to read text and view images, can use the Zoom option from your browser to enlarge the page. You can change the page size by clicking on the View menu. Then, click on Zoom and adjust the page size according to your needs.

Text to speech (TTS)

For people with visual imparity or others who wish to avoid eyestrain our portal offers software that will enable you to listen to the content rather than having to read it.

Change text size

If you have difficulty reading the text on our portal, you can increase or decrease the text-size by clicking on various sizes of the 'A' icons on the top of the webpage.

Alternately, you can also adjust the text-size setting of your browser in the following way Please refer to help documentation for your specific browser.

Alternate text for image

Every image on the PAEW website is tagged with appropriate description. To read image description, you need to position the mouse over the image.

Change Colours

If you find it difficult to read certain text in the given background colour combinations, you can easily change colours in your web browser.

Please refer to help documentation for your specific browser.




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