Accessibility information

Swinburne is committed to improving accessibility for our website.

A new visual design is gradually being rolled out, which has been built from the ground up with accessibility in mind and conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level A guidelines. The new design implements key design elements which will aid in allowing all visitors to have access across our website, these include:


Fonts and text sizes on this site are designed to maximise readability for visitors with visual impairments on all devices and is compatible with most screen readers.


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


All non-decorative images contain a descriptive alt tag for visually impaired visitors.


Tables are used to display tabular data only and are not used in the 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 all visual design elements.  Inline styles are not used for the purposes of design.

Form labels

All form elements include label tags where possible.  In the event that a label tag is not available, a title tag is used to describe the form element.

Responsive design

This site is designed to be compatible with multiple devices and will resize automatically to suit tablets and mobile screens.


If you are having difficulty accessing the Swinburne website, please contact us via email at to request the information in an alternative format.


We also welcome your suggestions to make Swinburne websites more accessible via our feedback form.

Complaints in relation to content are handled via our web accessibility complaints policy and procedure.