AORA is committed to providing information and services that are fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Page Layout and Navigation

Most pages on the AORA website are structured as follows:

  • Global links: Jump to content, Home, About Us, Publications, Contact Us, Accessibility, Online Policies, Site Map, Subscriptions, Social Media Links, Share Links, Text Sizer.
  • Main navigation: Links to the main sections of the web site (Business, Statistics, Policy, Education &Training, News & Events)
  • Breadcrumb trail: States where you are on the web site now and provides a trail of links from there to the home page.
  • Search box: Can be used to search for keywords on the AORA. The search box is located on top right hand corner on every web page.
  • Section navigation: When you select a category in the main navigation you will be brought to the main subsection page which has further navigation links to the main subsections within that area. The home page also has direct links to pages within the following main sections of Business, Statistics, Policy, Education &Training and News & Events. The AORA home page also has a slider image which highlights key activities in the services that the AORA provide.
  • Content: Main content for that page, structured using headings and paragraph elements.
Standards Compliance

AORA is committed to maintaining this web site in accordance with priority 1 and 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Work on compliance with these guidelines is ongoing, so while all new content should be compliant, some older content may not adhere to these standards at the moment.

  • The availability of our font sizer allows text to be resized appropriately across multiple devices and platforms.
  • The AORA website uses structured semantic markup.
  • The AORA website uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. This ensures that content is perfectly linear and improves performance on a wide range of browsers and other user agents.
Maintaining Accessibility

To help deliver and maintain an accessible website, AORA has published internal guidelines to guide web administrators and authors in the creation of accessible web content.

These guidelines cover issues such as:

  • Creating user friendly web content
  • Writing meaningful alternative text
  • Creating accessible tables
  • Creating accessible forms
  • Creating accessible link phrases