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Accessible web content

All ECU websites – our internet and intranet – should comply with what’s called Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, or WCAG.

Our commitment to making web pages accessible is outlined in our accessibility statement.

Following WCAG’s globally recognised guidelines will make your content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, to name a few.

It will also make your web content more usable in general.

WCAG 2.0 at a glance 

The latest version of the guidelines, WCAG 2.0, includes four core principles:

  1. Perceivable – this means that users must be able to perceive the information and user interface components being presented (it can't be invisible to all of their senses)
  2. Operable – this means that users must be able to operate the interface components and navigation (the interface cannot require interaction that a user cannot perform)
  3. Understandable – this means that users must be able to understand the information as well as the operation of the user interface (the content or operation cannot be beyond their understanding)
  4. Robust – this means that the content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies (as technologies and user agents evolve, the content should remain accessible)

To find out more, please visit the WCAG 2.0 website.

Accessibility examples

Here are three examples of web accessibility guidelines provided by other Australian universities that we think are pretty good:

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