The original version of the guide was funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs as part of the Practical Design Fund, and released with the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in August 2013. The new guide has been significantly updated to reflect changes in technology, operating systems, apps, equipment and approaches to accessibility.
Examples of where this guide may provide useful information include:
- Setting up a new computer for a person with a disability
- Formatting internal documents in an accessible way to help employees with a disability
- Creating an accessible website
- Ensuring that people with disabilities can access important social media messages from a service provider
The updated guide can be downloaded directly via our Digital Accessibility services website. The previous version of the guide is also available to download via the Research and Policy section of the Media Access Australia website. Both versions of the guide are provided in accessible PDF and Word formats.
You may also like:
- Media Access Australia’s guide to Helping Seniors with Disabilities get Online [PDF 1.8MB].
- Our white paper targeting issues surrounding live captioning of TV programs, Caption quality: International approaches to standards and measurement.
- The accessibility of cloud computing – current and future trends, our white paper analysing the risks and benefits of cloud computing in relation to access for people with disabilities.
- Access on demand, our report on the accessibility of video-on-demand services covering captioning, audio description and more.
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