The National Public Toilet Map
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The National Public Toilet Map has been designed with standards in mind - from both technical and legal perspectives:
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0
This site has been designed to meet or exceed the requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) where possible.
Some pages on the site meet all Priority 1, 2 and 3 checkpoints, with some meeting all Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints only. We intend to improve accessibility further over time.
Disability Discrimination Act
The National Public Toilet Map Web site is a service covered by the Disability
Discrimination Act (DDA), so it must be designed to be accessible to all users. We have used Web standards and designed the site to help maximise accessibility.
We also provide different ways of contacting the Toilet Map Helpline for:
- People with a hearing impairment
- People with a speech or communication impairment
- People who do not speak English
The National Public Toilet Map is exempt from the requirements of the Spam Act, as it is a government Web site.
We still meet the core requirements by:
- Obtaining your consent to send you email messages
- Clearly identifying messages from the National Public Toilet Map
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has more information on the Spam Act.
XHTML 1.0 Strict
eXtensible HyperText Mark-up Language (XHTML 1.0) is a new standard in Web delivery, aimed at replacing the original HyperText Mark-up Language (HTML). XHTML is a hybrid of XML (eXtensible Mark-up Language) and HTML 4.0.
XHTML 1.0 Strict provides for clear separation of presentation and structure, making maintenance of Web pages easier and helping to minimise the download time for pages on the site. It also provides better browser compatibility and accessibility for all users.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Level 2
Cascading Style Sheets are used on the National Public Toilet Map Web site to apply styles to XHTML documents. Style sheets are designed to provide a consistent look throughout the entire site, and separate the presentation of content from its structure. Additionally, they help minimise the download time for pages on the site.
Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P)
We recommend you use a browser that supports Web standards.
The National Public Toilet Map Web site has been tested with the following browsers which support numerous Web standards including CSS, XHTML, and the DOM (a universal means of controlling the behavior of Web pages):
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of browsers that support Web standards, nor a test of browser compliance, nor a side-by-side comparison of various manufacturers’ browsers.
Older browsers can still be used to access the site, but are not recommended.
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