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Accessibility Information

Swinburne is continually committed to improving accessibility of our websites. We currently have implemented key design elements, which will aid in allowing all visitors to have access to Swinbuirne websites, these include:


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  • Accesskeys have been used to create keyboard shortcuts for link elements.
  • Alt S allows users to jump over navigation links and go straight to content
  • Alt 0 links to accesskey details and accessibility information
  • Alt 1 links to the Swinburne homepage
  • Alt 4 links to the Swinburne search page
  • Alt 8 links to the terms and conditions of use for the Swinburne web site
  • Alt 9 links to a feedback form
  • This site is optimized for a 1024 x 768 screen resolution. Users with visual impairments should try setting their screen resolution to 800 x 600.
  • The ability to change the text size of the pages can be found below under Change text size
  • Internet Explorer users who have difficulty reading reading links should click on 'Tools', then 'Internet Options...', then 'Accessibility...' and under Formating select 'Ignore colors specified on Web pages'. Then click 'OK' and then 'OK' again.

Change text size

Users can resize the text of Swinburne webpages. If you have cookies enabled, these settings will be remembered each time you visit. To change the text size, choose from one of the options below:

  • smallest - Some sample text to show the large size.
  • small - Some sample text to show the large size.
  • default - Some sample text to show the default size.
  • larger - Some sample text to show the large size.
  • largest - Some sample text to show the largest size.

Alternatively, most browsers also have a feature that allows you to change text size.

  • Internet Explorer - from the menu bar select View, then Text Size, and choose a suitable text size.

  • Netscape 4.x - from the menu bar select View, then Increase Font or Decrease Font.
    Alternatively, using Ctrl ] (hold the control key [Mac users: command key] down and press the right square bracket key) will increase text size, while Ctrl [ (hold the control key down and press the left square bracket key) will decrease it.

  • Firefox - from the menu bar select View, then Text Size, and choose a suitable text size.
    Alternatively, using Ctrl + (hold the control key [Mac users: command key] down and press the plus key) will increase text size, while Ctrl - (hold the control key [Mac users: command key] down and press the minus key) will decrease it.

  • Safari - from the menu bar select View, then Make text bigger or Make text smaller.
    Alternatively, using Ctrl + (hold the control key [Mac users: command key] down and press the plus key) will increase text size, while Ctrl - (hold the control key [Mac users: command key] down and press the minus key) will decrease it

High Contrast Style Sheet

A high contrast style sheet is available to use on the Swinburne website.


Images

We have used a blank alt attribute where images are used only for layout or decorative purposes. Text equivalents have been provided where images contain content.


Tables

Older pages (created before 2008), may use tables for the layout of webpages. Summaries are provided for tables. Layout tables have summaries stating they are layout tables.


Cascading Style Sheets

Cascading Style Sheets have been implemented in the Swinburne website. Users are able to turn off or override our styles and still be able to read the page content


Form Labels

Labels have been used for the input elements in forms.


Help

If you are having difficulty accessing the Swinburne website, please contact the webmaster@swin.edu.au 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 on Swinburne websites are handled via our Web Accessibility complaints Policy and Procedure.