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Accessibility Statement

This is an accessibility statement from Slowfood and Handforged Tools Pty Ltd.

Measures to support accessibility

Slowfood and Handforged Tools Pty Ltd takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of our website:

  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Provide continual on-going technical improvement of our website.
  • Continual testing with on-line tools and browser / developer tools


Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services.

WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool. WAVE is a suite of evaluation tools that helps authors make their web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.

Our website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. Video clips used on our website are problematic. Controls are visible - audio is "muted" and aria-labelledby is used to provide text alternative. Audio - there is no audio on short clips. Transcripts and captions are not available.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on our website:

We try to respond to feedback within .

Technical specifications

Accessibility of our website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Assessment approach

Slowfood and Handforged Tools Pty Ltd assessed the accessibility of our website by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation


This statement was created on 15 May 2021 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.

What is WAI-ARIA?

Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications

WAI-ARIA, often referred as ARIA, is an abbreviation for Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite. In early 2014, WAI-ARIA became a completed World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendation. WAI-ARIA is a technical specification that specifies a way of making websites more accessible to people with disabilities. 

WAI-ARIA specifies certain attributes that can be added to a website’s HTML code to give information on how an element should be interpreted on a speech based interface, e.g. telling a screen reader that something is a button or a navigation area. WAI-ARIA especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with, for example, JavaScript.

One-in-five users require web accessibility to use your site. Roll out the welcome mat and protect their human rights.

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