We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We’ve also made the website text as easy as possible to understand.
We signed the NZ Government’s Accessibility Charter in November 2018. Over the next 5 years, we’re committed to making our information for the public accessible to everyone in a way that meets their individual needs and promotes their independence and dignity.
This means we need to:
We have audited the accessibility of this site to discover how we’re doing and where we can improve. We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:
We know that making a website accessible is an ongoing project and are working to resolve all identified accessibility issues which are within our control.
We will regularly monitor the accessibility of the website and encourage our content editors and web developers to keep up to date with the latest accessibility best practice.
On a large site like this, some accessibility issues can only be fixed one page at a time. While we’re trying to make sure that any new content published is accessible, we’re trying to fix existing content as we find it.
Most of our pre-recorded videos aren’t fully accessible.
Starting in 2020, we’re working to add captions and descriptive text transcripts to new videos. Over time, we’ll investigate alternate formats where appropriate.
On some pages we need to work on improving our link text to make it clearer.
Headings make it easier to read web pages. Some pages have missing or confusing headings, so we’re going to work on improving them.
Non-HTML documents like PDFs and Word documents can have accessibility issues. We’re working to make these more accessible over time.
We have some additional technical issues that affect some of our pages.
After our initial audit we identified some site improvements. We’re working our way through these and trying to make sure that new content we produce is accessible. As part of this work, we've already fixed these technical issues:
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the NZ Government Web Standards, specifically the Web Accessibility Standard 1.1 and the Web Usability Standard 1.3.
This website aims to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG version 2.1 AA standard.
This website was most recently tested on 12 December 2019 by our in-house expert using a mix of automated and manual testing methods.
Due to time constraints, we were unable to test every page on the site. We prioritised the most commonly used pages on:
Email us if you have any accessibility feedback for us, need support accessing content on our website, or want to request content in an alternate accessible format.
We recommend a text relay service for people who want to call us and are D/deaf, Deafblind, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.