News

Developers incorporating accessibility in their apps have been encouraged to showcase their work by nominating themselves for the forthcoming 2015 Apps For All Challenge.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 5 May 2015
Webbism Founder and Director, Charlie Carter, on the options that developers have to improve accessibility within the WordPress content management system (CMS) platform.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 30 Apr 2015
The Digital Transformation Office (DTO), the new body created to manage the improved design of online government services, has provided updated guidance for agencies.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 27 Apr 2015
Web accessibility expert and president of CanAdapt Solutions, David MacDonald, discusses Canada’s experience in making government websites accessible.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 24 Apr 2015
The CEO of Swedish accessibility provider Funka, Susanna Laurin, talks about why the best approach to dealing with accessibility-related policy and legislation can sometimes be not deal with it.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 20 Apr 2015
The role of digital accessibility in helping reduce discrimination against older Australians and those with a disability—while helping create value for employers—has been recognised at the launch of a new inquiry.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 15 Apr 2015
The Government of Hong Kong has once again recognised the efforts of web developers and designers in creating websites and mobile apps that are accessible to everyone.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 15 Apr 2015
The 15 April AiQ Digest offers the latest web accessibility news, features and upcoming events.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 15 Apr 2015
Cloud Four developer and co-founder Lyza Danger Gardner talks about how designers and developers can be encouraged to incorporate accessibility into their work.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 14 Apr 2015
It can often be challenging being a member-based organisation—particularly a peak industry body.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 13 Apr 2015
Facebook has begun touting its accessibility credentials to developers and consumers alike, announcing that it has launched a new Accessibility Toolkit and that it is creating an accessibility culture.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 13 Apr 2015
A Change.org petition has launched asking for the world’s largest digital game distribution platform, Steam, to be made accessible for people with disabilities.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 10 Apr 2015
Web accessibility will play a crucial role in future design and delivery of online government services, according to the alpha website of the federal government’s forthcoming Digital Transformation Office (DTO).
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 10 Apr 2015
Designer and IT strategist David Berman talks about how the principles of inclusive design can result in a better user experience (UX) for everyone.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 10 Apr 2015
Here at Media Access Australia we do a lot of work around auditing websites for conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. That may not sound exciting, but it’s important work for establishing exactly what areas of a website are responsible for stopping people with disabilities from accessing it.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 10 Apr 2015
Kickstarter, one of the world’s most popular crowdfunding platforms, has announced a new accessibility feature enabling entrepreneurs to add closed captions and subtitles for videos uploaded to the website.
  • Author: Adrian Redden
  • Date: 10 Apr 2015
Massive open online course (MOOC) provider edX has settled a case brought by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) alleging that its online courses breach accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 9 Apr 2015
Late last year Access iQ took on a common myth about PDF accessibility—that it’s easy to scan a document, apply optical character recognition (OCR) and tagging to create an accessible PDF.
  • Author: Allayne Woodford
  • Date: 7 Apr 2015
Accessibility practice is evolving from adapting technology to the needs of people with severe disabilities to creating technology which, from the outset, is usable by all people, according to Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer, Rob Sinclair.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 2 Apr 2015
Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are becoming the preferred method for Australians to access the internet, according to new data from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 1 Apr 2015

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