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Better Internet Accessibility for Members

At Sydney PC & Technology User Group we strive to make our web pages accessible to all users including those who rely on special adaptive technologies.


Listen to the "Introduction" message:

This page has been set up to encourage members to explore and adopt improved accessibility technologies so they may gain even greater enjoyment from using computers and internet communication. While some accessibility functions are already available on most computers, other applications may need to be installed.

Web-site designers can also provide improved access for a better viewing and perceptive experience of their pages. As an example, modern techniques that provide better accessibility for people have hearing, vision, cognitive and physical impairments, are incorporated in this webpage.

This page also has these additional enhancements:

  • Three alternative contrasting theme colours that are AAA compliant.
  • Site and page navigation using the Tab key.
  • Sound enabled.

Furthermore, regular checks are made on external help site links to remove any that have been closed and revise those that get redirected over time.

What is WAVE and how do I use it?

Wave accessibility logoWAVE is a tool to help web developers make their web content more accessible. WAVE cannot tell you if your web content is accessible. Only a human can determine true accessibility. But, WAVE can help you evaluate the accessibility of your web content.

Our philosophy is to focus on issues that we know impact end users, facilitate human evaluation, and to educate and inform about web accessibility.

WAVE is easy to use. To use the form at, simply enter a the web page address of your page and submit the form. There are also Firefox and Chrome extensions for evaluating local, dynamic, or password-protected pages and site-wide WAVE tools for easily evaluating numerous pages.

Are you colour blind?

Colour blindness or Colour Vision Deficiency affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world, many of whom may never realize they have this weakness. There are different causes of colour blindness but for most people the condition is genetic and inherited from their mother. However, some people become colour blind as a result of illness such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis or may acquire the condition due to the aging process, medication etc. Take your free Colour Blindness Test here : Then just add a dummy G-mail address to immediately see your results.

OpenDyslexic - A Free and Open Source Dyslexia Typeface

OpenDyslexic is an open source font that is used on this page to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexic users. OpenDyslexic is free for commercial and personal use. Follow this article... or See how difficult reading can be.

valid-wcag1A certificationPages bearing this logo indicate a claim of conformance by the page author or content provider to conformance Level AAA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

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