Accessibility of our website

We are committed to making our website usable, regardless of your personal circumstances, location or technology arrangements.

If you have trouble accessing some of the content on this website, please contact us to see how we can help.

Accessibility standards compliance

The Australian Government has endorsed the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for all government websites.

The WCAG document lists requirements for making web content accessible to a wide range of people. This includes people with with disabilities, including :

  • blindness and low vision
  • deafness and hearing loss
  • learning difficulties
  • cognitive limitations
  • limited movement
  • speech difficulties.

Following the WCAG guidelines will also make our web content more usable to many other users, including older users.

It will also enable people to access web content using many different devices - including a wide variety of assistive technologies and mobile technologies.

More information of Australian Government web accessibility requirements: Australian Government Web Guide Accessibility.

Navigation

Pages in our website are structured using properly ordered headers and page structure. We include a "Skip to content" link at the beginning of the page which allows screen readers to avoid reading out the navigation items on a page.

Headings are page structure are used to aid legibility. It also means that users are able to skim the main parts of the page. Some browsers can list all the headers on a page, or navigate directly to the next or previous header. We have a site map that is available in the footer of every page of the site that can give you further information about the pages on the site.

Text on our site

Most of the content on this site is text based. You are able to use your browser to resize text. If cookies are enabled in your web browser, these settings will probably be remembered each time you visit.

The W3C Web Accessibility initiative has instructions and information on website navigation such as changing text size or colours.

Images and videos on our site

Informational images have alternative text and may be described further in surrounding information.

All videos displayed or linked to from the official Victoria University YouTube account have captions and transcripts.    

Our videos allow users to have full control while playing them. It allows them to choose when to play by clicking the play button on the video.

About Accessibility at Victoria University

IVictoria University achieved Level A compliance in 2011 as per the WCAG guidelines and is committed to maintaining and improving on that level of compliance. 

In addition, Victoria University has disability support services and  assistive technologies available to staff and students.