Web Accessibility Project

Published: Tuesday 28th April 2015

What is web accessibility?

"Approximately one fifth of the population has some kind of disability." 1

Vision, hearing, motor and cognitive disabilities can all present barriers to accessing and interacting with certain types of web content.

Web accessibility is about making web sites accessible to all users across different devices.

Web Accessibility Project

ACU has engaged in the services of Vision Australia to carry out a number of accessibility audits and user evaluations on the following websites:

  • Leo Portfolio
  • Leo Guides
  • Leo LMS
  • ACU public website
  • Students website
  • Staff directory
  • Library
  • Staff website
  • Tutorial Direct
  • Student Connect

The audit reports will be received by the end of June and will be passed on to the system owners to carry out the recommended changes.

The accessibility audits will help ACU to achieve conformance against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Version 2 (WCAG 2.0) and assist in meeting obligations under the World Wide Web Access: Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes.

The changes will enable a wider audience to read and interact with ACU content and services online, across different devices.

On completion of the project, web accessibility guidelines will be developed to help ensure editors have the tools to maintain accessible content.

Want to know more about accessibility?

Take a look at this video from the Department of Social Services:

Any questions?

Please email webit.feedback@acu.edu.au.

Related links

For information on Disability Services at ACU please visit the Disability Services site.

For information on campus based services and facilities please visit the Disability Services and Adaptive technology webpage.

1. http://webaim.org/intro/