Web Accessibility

Web content needs to be accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (Version 2) (WCAG 2.0) is a set of recommendations to assist providers of web content to maximise every user's web experience.

The Australian Government has mandated compliance with WCAG 2.0 and has outlined a Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy. All universities need to make their websites accessible because they fall under the definition of services provided for education under the Disability Discrimination Act (1992). The Australian Human Rights Commission, which enforces this Act, endorses WCAG 2.0



Meeting WCAG 2.0

A To claim Single A conformance, all of your pages and documents must meet all Single A requirements for all content

A A To claim Double A, all of your pages and documents must meet all Single A and all Double A requirements

A A A To claim Triple A, all of your pages and documents must meet all Single A, Double A and Triple A requirements