At CDU, social justice and equitable practices, are key attributes we hope to see in our Scholars, and compliance with the Act is a natural extension of our identity.
WCAG 2.0 consists of four principles, with twelve guidelines:
Guideline 1.1 Text Alternatives: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content
Guideline 1.2 Time- Based Media: Provide alternatives for time-based media
Guideline 1.3 Adaptable: Create content that can be presented in different ways
Guideline 1.4 Distinguishable: Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.
Guideline 2.1 Keyboard Accessibile: Make all functionality available from a keyboard
Guideline 2.2 Enough Time: Provide users enough time to read and use content.
Guideline 2.3 Seizures: Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures.
Guideline 2.4 Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
Guideline 3.1 Readable: Make text content readable and understandable.
Guideline 3.2 Predictable: Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways
Guideline 3.3 Input Assistance: Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
Guideline 4.1 Compatible: Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies.
The guidelines above are broken down further into several testable success criteria, which are weighted, single-A (A), double-A (AA), and triple-A (AAA) level of compliance. These weightings refer to the impact that compliance will have on the user. Single-A and double-A, bearing the majority of the impact on the end-user.
We also recognise that there is a diversity of abilities. These can include:
temporary or situational impairments
and combinations of impairments.
Improvement of accessibility sitewide can have flow-on effects such as improved site load times, optimised search and better navigation.
The University is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website and intranet to people with disabilities.
New and updated web content produced by the University will meet W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA conformance. Existing web content produced by the University will be transitioned to meet the standard.
Techniques to improve your content
The W3C's Web Accessibility initiative feature a series of informative tutorials to aid content authors to better tailor content for accessibility.