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CareerOne: empowering blind and vision impaired job seekers

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CareerOne Australia has taken a step towards empowering job seekers who are blind by improving the accessibility of its website. This comes after its US parent, Monster, partnered with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) to help improve workforce participation amongst Americans with vision loss.

The recommendations made to Monster by the NFB have been carried across to CareerOne, ensuring that it has been optimised for screen reader and braille device users.

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A gateway to accessibility

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The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility provides an entry point into accessibility for web professionals, with a practical overview of international accessibility principles and techniques. Over six weeks, students will also get hands-on with assistive technologies, discuss challenges with other students and lecturers,  build and test a compliant website and caption their own videos.

Offered online by Media Access Australia and the University of South Australia, the fully-assessed Certificate is currently open for enrolments for the first intake of 2013, commencing Monday 8 April. Those outside Australia are welcome to enrol.

Below is the presentation given by course lecturers, Associate Professor Denise Wood and Dr Scott Hollier  at the OZeWAI conference in last year.


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Web accessibility certificate: 2013 registrations open

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Media Access Australia, in partnership with the University of South Australia, has launched its Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility for 2013, an online qualification for professionals wanting to make their web content accessible to people with a disability.

The six-week online course, now in its second year, gives technical web professionals a practical understanding of the principles and techniques needed to reach compliance with international standards, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

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The top 12 media access stories of 2012

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The past year has been a big one for people with a disability when it comes to accessing media. Here is our list of the top 12 developments across TV, online video, social media, web accessibility, cinema and education. 

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