Accessible IT Procurement

Accessibility Related Legislation and Policy for the Education Sector

Legislation / PolicyDate enacted or releasedTypeScopeWCAG Version Based On
Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA)1992Non-discrimination LegislationPublic sector, Private sectorPre-web
DDA: World Wide Web Access: Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes ver 4.1 (2014)2014 (Update expected in December 2022)Advisory note for DDAPublic sector, Private sectorWCAG 2.0
DDA: Disability Discrimination in the workplace The Good Practice, Good Business factsheetsPublic sector, Private sectorNot applicable
Disability Standards for Education2005Standard under the DDAEducation sectorNot applicable
2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education (2005)2021 Education sectorNot applicable
UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)2008International agreementInternationalNot explicit
Disability Discrimination Act Action Plans: A Guide for the Tertiary Education Sector GuideEducation sectorNot applicable
Human Rights & Technology Final Report, Australian Human Rights Commission2021Report on improving the accessibility of goods, services and facilities that use Digital Communication Technology for people with disabilityPublic sector, Private sectorWCAG 2.1
Commonwealth Procurement Rules(Clause 10.10 & 10.11 re Standards)2020Procurement requirement policy
Applicable accessibility standard is AS EN 301 549
GovernmentNot explicit
Various State Government Discrimination Acts and Procurement RequirementsVariousLegislation and policyState GovernmentNot Explicit

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