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When building a website for Australian National, State, and local Governments, government agencies must consider accessibility, security, and privacy. Accessibility is a crucial requirement mandated by the Australian Government, with agencies required to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and encouraged to meet WCAG 2.1 Level AA. Security is also essential, with compliance with the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) providing a comprehensive framework for ensuring the website is secure and meets government security standards. Privacy is also a major consideration, with the website required to comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) to protect users’ personal information, requiring clear information and the ability for users to access, correct, or delete their personal information.
By addressing these factors, Butterfly helps government agencies meet the specific requirements in Australia for their website. We help government entities design a site that is accessible to all, secure, and privacy-compliant. Our websites assist government agencies to effectively communicate with their constituents while maintaining trust in the security of their information.
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Butterfly can help government agencies with website accessibility by ensuring that their websites comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA or WCAG 2.1 Level AA, which are mandated by the Australian government. We design and develop websites with the principles of accessibility in mind, such as using proper colour contrast, providing alternative text for images, and ensuring that all functionality is operable by users with different types of disabilities.
We also provide training and support for government agencies to ensure that they are able to maintain the accessibility of their websites in the long-term. This may involve providing training on how to create accessible content or with our accessibility packages conduct accessibility audits to ensure ongoing compliance with WCAG guidelines.
When designing a website for Australian government agencies, simplicity and usability are key design principles. The website should have a clear hierarchy of information and a consistent layout and design to make it easy to navigate. The website should be accessible and easy to use for all users, with plain language and avoiding complex terminology. Government websites must also comply with design standards and guidelines, such as the Australian Government Design System (AGDS). The AGDS provides design guidelines and templates for government websites, including typography, colour, and layout. It also provides guidance on accessibility, usability, and user-centred design. By following these standards and guidelines, government agencies can ensure that their websites are effective, usable, and compliant with government requirements. We help government agencies in Australia by providing expertise in website design, development, and implementation. We work with government stakeholders to understand their specific needs and requirements, and develop a website design that meets those needs while also complying with government standards and guidelines. Butterfly also provides guidance on best practices for accessibility, usability, and user-centered design, ensuring that the website is easy to navigate and use for all users, including those with disabilities.
Australian government agencies prioritise website security due to handling sensitive information and the risk of cyber attacks. Adhering to standards such as the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) and the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) can help agencies implement security controls such as access control, physical security, and incident management, to protect their websites and information. Government agencies must also stay up-to-date with the latest security threats and vulnerabilities by regularly monitoring their websites for security issues, applying patches and updates, and conducting regular security testing and assessments. This proactive approach to website security can help agencies ensure that their websites are secure and protected against cyber threats.
We assist local, state and national government agencies with website security by providing expertise and guidance on implementing security best practices and adhering to security standards. This includes ensuring that the website is developed with secure coding practices, implementing access control measures to restrict access to sensitive information, and regularly monitoring the website for security vulnerabilities and threats. Butterfly can also provide guidance on incident management and response planning to help agencies quickly and effectively respond to security incidents. Additionally, we help government agencies stay up-to-date with the latest security threats and vulnerabilities by regularly conducting security assessments and recommending updates and patches as needed. By working with Butterfly, government agencies can ensure that their websites are secure and protected against cyber threats.
The functionality of government websites is crucial to meet user needs, and Australian government agencies must comply with specific standards and guidelines. Accessibility is a key consideration, including compatibility with assistive technologies and alternative formats for content. Usability is also important, with a focus on clear information, plain language, and quick loading times across devices. Compliance with standards like the Digital Service Standard ensures that government websites are user-centred, accessible, secure, and performant. By adhering to these standards, agencies can ensure that their websites are functional and user-friendly.
Butterfly can help government agencies with website functionality by ensuring that their websites meet accessibility, usability, and other functionality standards. We work closely with the government agency to understand the needs of the users and design a website that is easy to use, navigate, and understand. This includes ensuring that the website is accessible to all users, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, and that it is compatible with assistive technologies. Butterfly also ensures that the website loads quickly, is responsive across a range of devices and screen sizes, and is optimised for search engines. By adhering to functionality standards and guidelines, we help government agencies create a website that is user-friendly, effective, and compliant with government requirements.
Butterfly has extensive experience working with a wide range of government bodies. We help you create secure, accessible, and compliant digital solutions to meet your organisational needs and objectives.
- Federal government agencies
- State government agencies
- Local government councils
- State education bodies
- Research institutes