Accessibility information

Swinburne University of Technology is committed to improving the accessibility of its website.

A new visual design is gradually being rolled out, which was built using accessibility principles and conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level A guidelines. The new design incorporates the following elements.


Fonts and text sizes on this site were selected to optimise readability for visitors with visual impairments on all devices. Text content is compatible with most screen readers.


Colours used on this site maintain contrast ratios consistent with WCAG 2.0 Level AA requirements.


All non-decorative images contain a descriptive alt tag for people using screen readers.


Tables are used to display tabular data only and are not used for design or page layout.


The HTML structure of the website is consistent with WCAG 2.0 Level A requirements and makes use of HTML accessibility tags where appropriate.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

This site uses cascading style sheets to apply visual design elements. Inline styles are not used for the purposes of design.

Form labels

All form elements include label tags where possible. Where a label tag can not be included, a title tag or a legend element is used to describe the form element.

Responsive design

This site is designed to be compatible with multiple devices. The view resizes automatically to suit tablets and mobile screens.


If you are having difficulty accessing any information on the Swinburne website, please email to request the information in an accessible format.


We welcome suggestions to make the Swinburne website more accessible via our feedback form.

Complaints about the website design, functionality and content are handled according to our web accessibility complaints procedures.