Accessibility

As a university and community, we are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive experience for all students, staff, and visitors with disability at RMIT.

Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Disability Standards for Education 2005, RMIT is required to provide information, services and course materials that are accessible to the widest possible audience.

Students and staff can request a range of assistive technology for learning and work. Guidance is provided for staff to meet web accessibility requirements.

RMIT aims to exceed Double A compliance with Web content accessibility guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) standard.

If you experience an accessibility problem with RMIT’s website please let us know. Contact the Service and Support Centre and describe where the problem occurred, what the problem is, what you were trying to do, and what computer and software you're using.

Device configuration and assistive technology support

RMIT websites, apps and digital documents are created for flexible use on supporting devices. For example, you can enjoy RMIT websites on desktop computers and portable web-enabled devices like smart phones. You can also modify your device to suit your individual needs, such as making text larger and increasing contrast.

Microsoft Accessibility

Learn about built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft Technologies like Windows

Apple Accessibility

Find out how Apple supports inclusive use of Mac computers, and portable devices like iPhone, iPad, Watch, TV and HomePod    

Google Accessibility

Read about Google’s support for devices using the Android operating system, like smart phones and tablet computers    

Assistive technologies

Control media playback with handy keyboard shortcuts.

 Keyboard Shortcut      Action    
 Space or Enter      Pause or play video    
 Esc  Exit fullscreen
 Up and Down arrows  Increase or decrease volume by 10%    
 Right and Left arrows      Seek forward or backward by 5 seconds    
 0-9      Fast seek to x% of the video    
 c  Toggle captions off, on, or cycle through the available tracks    
 f  Enter or exit fullscreen    
 m  Mute or unmute video volume    

Captions

Captions are subtitles specifically designed to help people with impaired hearing. Captions show synchronised dialogue identifying speakers where needed, and describe important sounds. They are available as a screen overlay for many programs. Captions are mostly prepared in advance for accuracy. However sometimes conveying information fast is considered more important than absolute accuracy, such as breaking news.

Limitations of this site’s accessibility

While we’ve done a lot to ensure this site is accessibility, you may find some limitations:

  • We always aim to communicate clearly, and as simply as possible; however some of our information may require a reasonable level of technical understanding due to the technical nature of what they are about.
  • While the site has been created to be as accessible as possible and has been reviewed by accessibility experts, some of the website has not yet been fully user-tested with people who have disabilities.

Let us know if you have difficulties using this site

If you find anything on the site difficult to use please contact us with details of your experience.

You can help get to the bottom of your difficulty faster by providing us with the information suggested in Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites.

All constructive feedback regarding the accessibility or usability of this website is welcome and will be carefully considered.

 

This statement was last updated on 30 November 2019.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer