News

Knowbility’s accessibility hackathon is calling for registrations in its aim to assist non-profit groups.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 24 Aug 2015
Winners in ACCAN’s Apps for All Challenge for 2015 will be announced on September 1.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 21 Aug 2015
The way text is spaced out within your content can impact on its accessibility.
  • Author: Allayne Woodford
  • Date: 6 Aug 2015
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced that the Australian National University in Canberra will host its Australian office.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 5 Aug 2015
More than 150 people have attended the first A11Y Camp in Sydney, instantly making it one of Australia’s most successful web accessibility events.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 30 Jul 2015
The 30 July AiQ Digest offers the latest web accessibility news, features and upcoming events.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 30 Jul 2015
From a transition strategy to a national standard, the Digital Transformation Office has begun to detail requirements for federal government agencies to have their websites recognised as being accessible.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 30 Jul 2015
The third annual Perth web accessibility camp provided a friendly and informative day of discussions, debates and practical exercises related to all things accessibility, and was greatly enjoyed by the 120 people present.
Registrations are now open for the Perth web accessibility camp on Wednesday 22 July 2015, with the former Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, to keynote the event.
The 22 June AiQ Digest offers the latest web accessibility news, features and upcoming events.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 18 Jun 2015
The California State Auditor has reported that many government websites in the state continue to be not fully accessible to persons with disabilities, despite state and federal legal requirements and the growing use of government services online.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 5 Jun 2015
Frances West, Chief Accessibility Officer at IBM, on what mobile app developers are doing right and doing wrong when it comes to mobile app accessibility. Frances spoke to Media Access Australia ahead of chairing a session on Development Tools to Ensure Mobile Apps Accessibility at the M-Enabling conference (link is external), being held 1-2 June 2015 in Washington DC.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 1 Jun 2015
Aidan Tierney, Manager of Digital Accessibility at TD Bank, on how to review a wireframe to identify potential accessibility issues and requirements early in the design process. Aidan spoke to Media Access Australia spoke ahead of his presentation on accessibility at the Access Conference, held May 26-27 at the University of Guelph, Canada.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 26 May 2015
The 20 May AiQ Digest offers the latest web accessibility news, features and upcoming events.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 20 May 2015
There are just six weeks to go until the end of the 2014-15 financial year, and to the 1 July 2015 launch of the Australian Government’s new Digital Transformation Office. Together, these are two very good reasons to invest your organisation’s remaining annual budget in digital accessibility services.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 19 May 2015
Media Access Australia, Australia’s only independent not-for-profit organisation devoted to increasing access to media for people with disability, has formed an alliance with the Australian Network on Disability (AND) to offer a suite of digital accessibility services and expertise to AND’s 150 members across the government and business sectors.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 19 May 2015
Tim Connell, Managing Director at adaptive technology company Quantum talks about web and document accessibility. Tim spoke to media Access Australia following his presentation at the 2015 Print Disabilities Conference [link is external] held May 2-5 in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 12 May 2015
The government sector has been found to deliver the worst digital experiences of a range of Australian industries in a new report by consulting firm Ernst & Young, the EY State of the Nation Report 2014.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 11 May 2015
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has released a revolutionary video player which makes it easy for blind and vision impaired people to play online videos, and is making it available to website owners and developers for free.
Norwegian bank Skandiabanken’s Snorre Kim discusses why a major national bank decided to put digital accessibility at the front and centre of its recent website redesign and move to a new banking platform.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 5 May 2015

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