Online accessibility for people with disabilities
All La Trobe websites are obligated to meet AA Success Criteria Levels of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
To meet this target we have:
- created page templates to enforce coding standards and meet the checkpoints;
- standard cascading style sheets to control the presentation of content on La Trobe sites.
In addition, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992 and the Disability Standards in Education (2005) require that universities provide online educational services in an accessible manner. La Trobe's Disability Action Plan [PDF 186 KB] outlines how the University meets these requirements.
The requirements of the DDA apply equally to staff and students of the University. It is important that all staff be aware of the information contained in the guidelines and familiarise themselves with their responsibilities. Additional information is available in the University’s Website Operational Procedure. The provisions of the DDA take precedent over any existing University policy or guidelines.
For an alternative format of the ‘La Trobe Disability Action Plan’, assistance with access, or to register for disability support please contact:
Equity and Diversity
T: (03) 9479 2900