Accessibility information

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

A new visual design is gradually being rolled out, which is built using accessibility principles and conforms to WCAG 2.0 Level A guidelines. 

Accessible design elements

The website incorporates the following accessible design elements.

Text

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.

You can also use your browser’s zoom function to increase the text size.

Colours and contrast

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

You can use some browsers to adjust the contrast and colours to suit your viewing preferences. Visit Media Access Australia for information about how to adjust browser settings.

Images

All non-decorative images and graphics contain a descriptive “alt” attribute (alt text).

Tables

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

HTML

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 cannot 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.

Accessible navigation

The website incorporates the following accessible navigation elements.

Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumb links are included on the site to highlight your path back to the parent section/page from the page you are on.

Search

You can use our search form found on every page to find content.

Headings

This website includes meaningful heading hierarchy that can be navigated through using a screen reader.

Links

Links are contextual and have been written to provide a clear understanding of where the link will lead you.

 
 

Help

If you have difficulty accessing any information on the Swinburne website, please email webmaster@swinburne.edu.au to request the information in an accessible format.

Feedback

We welcome suggestions to make the Swinburne website more accessible via our feedback form or by emailing webmaster@swinburne.edu.au.

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