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What is Sociability?

Media Access Australia has undertaken research to overcome accessibility issues found in the most popular social media tools.

Visit our page on social media for people with a disability.

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Google Chrome accessibility

Here's our handy guide to screen magnification settings, web page colour management and useful keyboard shortcuts in Google's web browser.

Check out the Google Chrome accessibility guide.

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Caption YouTube videos

Captions on video can greatly improve access for Deaf and hearing impaired users. Our guide explains how to add captions to your YouTube videos.

Read the guide to captioning YouTube videos.

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Latest Web News

  • 121 students took over New Zealand’s Parliament to debate about ‘Accessible Web Pages and Apps’. This was a mock bill aiming to improve accessibility in NZ.

  • The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) has announced it will be acquiring the International Association of Accessibility Professionals(IAAP) in a merger aimed at promoting the accessibility profession on a more global scale.

  • USAA, a Texas-based Fortune 500 diversified financial services group, has recently demonstrated that banking and accessibility can easily go hand in hand with each other. This was proved in a recent update to their banking app which will mean that individuals who are blind or have a vision impairment will hear the benefits – literally.

  • Google has officially launched its new version of Android 7.0 Nougat which will feature a number of significant accessibility additions and improvements.

  • Google has said “oui” (yes) to buying French start-up Moodstocks, a company that specialises in rapid object recognition from smartphones. This interest from Google is further proof that the world of accessibility is going mainstream.

  • Australian not-for-profit, Conexu Foundation, has developed a free resource guide for teachers aimed at students who are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, entitled ‘11 easy to use technologies to enhance learning in your classroom'.

  • State and Federal Governments around the globe are toughening up on public sector web accessibility. The latest case is the Alaskan Juneau School District, which felt the wrath of that state’s Government because of a complaint from the public that their websites aren’t inclusive for all needs.

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