The University of Western Australia

Accessibility

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Further information

    Web accessibility at U.W.A.

We aim for:

W.3C. Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) double A, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) - level 2

UWA strives to ensure students and the community enjoy a quality experience of all University websites by making them easy to use, quick to download, and capable of displaying well across a wide range of devices and platforms.

Our websites are appropriately accessible to a wide range of people, including those using assistive technologies, and we support staff and business partners with advice and training on how to best publish digital material without creating barriers to access.

In 2019 the University will support with a formal policy the international W3C 2.1 AA Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 and the AA standard within. These guidelines are clear and are widely leveraged and understood by web publishing professionals. They provide excellent guidance for UWA's ever-evolving web presence.

UWA isn't prescribing that you use particular devices or technologies to successfully interact with our websites. Just try the accessibility technology mix best for you. If you do experience difficulty, let us know and we'll work with you to find the best possible solutions.

Assistance

UWA's Digital and Creative Services unit should be your initial point of contact for requests for advice and assistance on web accessibility matters. Likewise, get in touch with them if you're having difficulty accessing information, resources or services on any UWA website.

Anyone who now creates a digital experience for the University must abide by the policy. Written advice on best practice techniques is available – but again, contact Digital and Creative Services if you need help.

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Campus accessibility

UWA's main campus is at Crawley, although some divisions are based in nearby Nedlands and Claremont. We also have a regional centre at Albany that offers a select range of courses.

UWA's Physical Access and Wayfinding Project aims to ensure that all areas on campus are accessible to all people, so if you encounter any physical obstacles on any UWA site, report them using the Physical Access Obstacle Report form.

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Accessibility contacts

  • physical access to University facilities
  • information on adaptive technology
  • any access queries for current or future students

Staff can contact the Equity and Diversity Office for issues relating to unequal or unfair treatment based on disability or medical condition on (+61 8) 6488 7807.

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