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User experience (UX) evangelist Chris Feix talks about failed UX projects, why they go wrong, the differences between UX and UI (user interface), and how good UX can improve access for people with disabilities.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 31 Mar 2015
Funka accessibility expert Hampus Sethfors talks about the role of assistive technologies in creating app and web experiences, and why developers need to consider more than just screen readers to make their creations accessible for people with a disability.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 30 Mar 2015
A review into employment has found a marked decline in the number of people with a disability working in the Australian Public Service (APS). However, Media Access Australia says there are many steps agencies can take to help them hire and retain workers with a disability.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 27 Mar 2015
Adobe, makers of the popular PDF applications Acrobat and Reader and the Creative Suite design applications, spoke to Media Access Australia about accessibility and recent improvements in its software.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 23 Mar 2015
The forthcoming NSW election is looking to be one of Australia’s more accessible state elections thanks to the remote electronic voting system iVote.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 20 Mar 2015
The 18 March AiQ Digest offers the latest web accessibility news, features and upcoming events.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 18 Mar 2015
Maps. We’re lost without them. Here’s how to make sure people with vision impairments can continue to find their way with accessible maps.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 18 Mar 2015
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has introduced new quality rules for closed captions on television which come into effect in the US on 16 March 2015.
Answering three key technology questions for job seekers, employers and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) lies at the heart of improving disability employment in Australia.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 16 Mar 2015
The accessibility, or otherwise, of PDF (Portable Document Format) files is something of a bone of contention within the accessibility community, and an ongoing source of frustration among those working to improve document accessibility in their own organisation or industry.
  • Author: Allayne Woodford
  • Date: 12 Mar 2015
A new campaign has launched, seeking funding to help adapt the free NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) screen reading software to allow vision impaired computer users to remotely access another computer.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 12 Mar 2015
The Federal Government has released its 2015 Intergenerational Report (IGR), looking at the challenges demographic and other changes will pose in the 40 years through to 2055.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 6 Mar 2015
The world’s major accessibility conference, the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (#CSUN15) is close to wrapping up. If you missed some of the big sessions or want a handy recap on hot accessibility (#a11y) topics this year, check out Media Access Australia’s interviews with some of the key presenters.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 6 Mar 2015
The Australian Human Rights Commission has moved to encourage the private sector to better integrate disability rights, among a host of other human rights, into their business processes.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 6 Mar 2015
The work of mobile developers in improving access for people with disabilities has been recognised at the 20th Global Mobile Awards.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 5 Mar 2015
The W3C has announced the availability of the first version of its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) Report Tool.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 4 Mar 2015
Freedom Scientific, makers of the JAWS screen reader, and Actuate, providers of PDF accessibility software, discuss the progress made toward greater Word and PDF document accessibility.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 3 Mar 2015
Fred Esch, Accessibility Lead, Watson Innovations IBM, on the access challenges associated with charts and other information graphics, and approaches to addressing them.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 24 Feb 2015
Media Access Australia spoke to David Herr and Greg Pisocky from NetCentric Technologies, maker of the CommonLook suite of tools for document accessibility, about the major access issues associated with online documents. Greg will be presenting on document accessibility and compliance standards at the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN 2015) conference.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 19 Feb 2015
The case against grocery retailer Coles, for the alleged inaccessibility of its online shopping service, has been settled.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 18 Feb 2015

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