The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 makes it unlawful to discriminate against people with disabilities and promotes equal rights, equal opportunity and equal access for people with disabilities.

There are accessibility standards for buildings, requiring things like wheelchair ramps and lifts, ensuring buildings can be accessed by people with disabilities. Similarly, there are accessibility standards for websites, which ensure that websites can be accessed by people with disabilities. The current standard is the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines v2.0 (WCAG 2.0).

The Australian Government has set deadlines for complying with WCAG2.0 which UQ is required to meet.

We need to comply with:

  • WCAG 2.0 Level A by December 2012
  • WCAG 2.0 Level AA by December 2014
Web accessibility section

Benefits of accessible web content

Accessible websites have significant and long-term benefits, far above the benefits of compliance.

How people with disabilities use the web

An overview of how people with disabilities use the web, and some of the things we do to ensure accessibility for people with different abilities.

Checking accessibility

Types of checks, checklists and checking tools for making sure your website or web pages are accessible