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With increased accessibility as the reason for the development of government websites, South Australian Government's Website Design System now provides our agencies with a base website made up from over 30 modules built to internationally recognised standards.

Website Design System also provides agencies with a template library that delivers:

  • clean, simple and modern websites
  • mobile responsiveness
  • compliance with security standards
  • ability to easily customise modular features, colour palettes and imagery so that each agency can highlight their uniqueness

What's included

  • accessibility auditing of existing and new components
  • content training
  • usability testing
  • contract management and supplier relationship
  • content management system with easy to use editorial interface
  • responsive design (mobile ready)
  • cloud hosting
  • help desk support
  • platform and security updates
  • bandwidth coverage
  • guide to the template, including minimum information architecture and features available for agencies to choose from
  • two hour workshop to determine requirements
  • initial template configuration to agency requirements
  • user documentation and training

Website Design System case study

Read how we're working to improve our approach to online accessibility and digital inclusion:

Accessibility auditing status

February 2020: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and 2.1 Level AA status:

  • 25 issues in development
  • 8 issues undergoing final testing
  • 6 issues to be assigned
  • 36 issues resolved and deployed to Website Design System

Live websites


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Last update: 18 February 2020, addition of Accessibility auditing status.