GoDigi National Year of Digital Inclusion Expo

Monday, 7 November 2016 14:47pm

The GoDigi National Year of Digital Inclusion Expo, presented by Infoxchange, is being staged on 16 November at the Australian Technology Park in Redfern, Sydney. The event aims to help create a society where everyone can innovate, and Media Access Australia will be there, showcasing free Affordable Access resources.

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2016 National Year of Digital Inclusion Expo

The all-day expo event on Wednesday 16 November will feature a number of leading speakers within the field of digital inclusion and the day will attract people from government, Not For Profit and community sectors, with an interest in digital literacy and inclusion.

Media Access Australia is exhibiting with a focus on the Affordable Access website and resources, which was created to provide people with equal access to the latest technology that is both affordable and easy to use. The initiative benefits everyone but is particularly useful for people with hearing, sight or cognitive disabilities or impairments, as well as our ageing population, those with limited literacy, and people with English as a second language.

There are lots of great products on the market that contain accessibility features, yet it’s often hard to work out which ones are well suited and which options are best when money is tight. Affordable Access helps people make educated choices on options priced up to $250 and there is handy information on the specific accessibility features inside popular devices such as tablets, smartphones, desktop computers, along with TV media players, plus telco plans that provide the best deals for the average user on a budget. So make sure you look out for the Media Access Australia table at the expo.

There will be structured talks throughout the day, as well as the opportunity for two-way interaction via a panel discussion. The Deputy CEO of Media Access Australia, Natalie Collins, will be at participating in this 45-minute panel discussion around how being inclusive and accessible is not as hard as it may initially appear. Natalie and the other panellists will be on at 2.15pm. 

If you’re interested in coming along to this Digital Inclusion event, it’s free, but you do need to register, which you can do online.

 


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