Accessibility of our website

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We are committed to making our website usable, regardless of your personal circumstances, location or technology arrangements.

Accessibility standards compliance

The Australian Government has endorsed the W3C*'s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 for all government websites.

*WC3 =The World Wide Web Consortium, an international community where member organisations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.

The WCAG document lists requirements for making web content accessible to a wide range of people. This includes people with disabilities, including:

  • blindness and low vision
  • deafness and hearing loss
  • learning difficulties
  • cognitive limitations
  • limited movement
  • speech difficulties.

Following the WCAG guidelines will also make our web content more usable to many other users, including older users.

It will also enable people to access web content using many different devices - including a wide variety of assistive technologies and mobile technologies.

We are dedicated to maintaining and improving on our current level level of compliance. We are committed to meeting the W3C's Level AA (double A) as per Australian Government accessibility requirements. 

If you encounter any problems, please send us feedback.

More information of Australian Government web accessibility requirements.

Student Accessibility Action Plan

We are committed to inclusive teaching, learning and service delivery for students with either a disability or health condition.

Download our Student Accessibility Action Plan 2021—2023 (PDF, 2.79 MB)

Web features for accessibility

Our webpages have been designed in a way to enable users to navigate and access content in an accessible way.

Send us feedback – there's a website feedback form on every page of our site.

Assistive technologies & support

Support is available in a variety of ways.

We have assistive technologies that students and staff can use as well as support service for students.

Disability resources rooms

Our disability resources rooms have specialised equipment such as:

  • braille printers
  • track balls and mice
  • software for screen reading and magnifying
  • speech recognition software.

You can email [email protected]  to find out more.

Accessibility support service

We have Accessibility Liaison Officers who can help our students with a range of issues related to studying at VU, including:

  • study advice
  • referrals
  • course adjustments
  • alternative assessment arrangements.

Contact accessibility services to make an appointment to see an Accessibility Liaison Officer.