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September 2017
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18 September 2017 Excluded web visitors often don’t complain, they just leave
The facts speak clearly – 71% of web users with a disability will simply leave a website that is not accessible to them, according to recent research...
August 2017
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14 August 2017 Five Guys burger chain in a pickle over website inaccessibility
On 21 July 2017, a US federal district court in Manhattan rejected a ‘motion to dismiss’ claim by the ‘Five Guys’ burger chain (Case No. 17-cv-788)...
April 2017
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11 April 2017 I am not a Robot! - the access implications of Google’s new Invisible reCAPTCHA
Google has taken one more step towards a fully-automated bot-detection system with the launch of ‘Invisible reCAPTCHA’ - which hopefully spells an...
January 2017
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23 January 2017 Registrations open for 8 February Web Accessibility Camp in Perth
Got something to share or learn about web accessibility? Then the Perth Web Accessibility Camp is where you need to be. It’s being staged on 8...
18 January 2017 Website inaccessibility court cases on the rise
In March 2016 ‘Colorado Bags n’ Baggage’ became the first retailer in the US to lose a litigation case because their website was inaccessible. Today...
July 2016
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22 July 2016 Progress with accessibility needed in New Zealand
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...
21 July 2016 G3ict acquires IAAP in global accessibility merger
The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) has announced it will be acquiring the International...
18 July 2016 USAA’s new banking app allows voice-guided cheque depositing
USAA, a Texas-based Fortune 500 diversified financial services group, has recently demonstrated that banking and accessibility can easily go hand in...
14 July 2016 Google announces Android Nougat with new accessibility features
Google has officially launched its new version of Android 7.0 Nougat which will feature a number of significant accessibility additions and...
11 July 2016 Google invests in start-up that identifies images through your phone’s camera
Google has said “oui” (yes) to buying French start-up Moodstocks, a company that specialises in rapid object recognition from smartphones. This...
08 July 2016 New free technology resource for teachers of the Deaf
Australian not-for-profit, Conexu Foundation, has developed a free resource guide for teachers aimed at students who are Deaf, hard of hearing or...
07 July 2016 Governments are toughening up on public sector web accessibility
State and Federal Governments around the globe are toughening up on public sector web accessibility. The latest case is the Alaskan Juneau School...
05 July 2016 UK charity puts pressure on government to enforce web accessibility
Robin Christopherson, head of digital inclusion at Abilitynet, a UK disabilities charity, has written an open letter to the British Parliament, to...
June 2016
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24 June 2016 Chris Mikul’s captioning legacy
Chris Mikul was the Project Manager of Media Access Australia since its inception and has been an active advocate for better captioning, audio...
23 June 2016 5 simple ways you can dramatically improve your blog’s accessibility
Blogging encourages freedom of personal expression so it should be a right for anyone, regardless of disabilities or requirements, to have access to...
21 June 2016 Call for judges – Australian Web Award 2016
Would you like to be a judge, or do you know a suitably qualified professional who would like to, for this year’s Australian Web Awards? Applications...
14 June 2016 Apple announces minor software accessibility improvements at WWDC 2016 conference
Apple has announced a number of new features in its range of products at its annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), with a focus on...
09 June 2016 PCWA online course aims to promote accessibility
Inclusion and accessibility are hot topics that impact on the daily lives of around 25% of the population who have a disability or impairment. And...
08 June 2016 How the blind experience the internet
What is the internet like when you have a vision impairment? Chris Moury, who has rapidly declining vision, speaks about this topic on Control Z, a...
02 June 2016 Election websites accessibility report – improving but still difficult to use
Media Access Australia’s Director of Digital Accessibility, Dr Scott Hollier, recently tested a number of websites related to the upcoming Federal...

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