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Australian web accessibility awarded

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The winners of the Australian Web Awards have been announced, recognising the importance of accessibility in web development and design.  The Cerebral Palsy Alliance took out the national award for best overall accessibility for its main website.

"We're delighted that there's a growing recognition of the importance of web accessibility in Australia," said Robyn Cummins, Manager of the Communication Design Team at Cerebral Palsy Alliance." With one in five Australians with a disability and a rapidly ageing population, it should be on every organisation's agenda."

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PCWA web access course wins top honour

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The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility (PCWA) web and digital access course has been officially praised for ‘Educational Achievement’ as part of the recently announced Knowbility 2017 Heroes of Accessibility honours list.

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Six people using devices

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What is Facebook?

Facebook is a popular social networking tool that allows users to create a personal profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages, and share information and media. Facebook also allows members to participate in interest groups, follow particular organisations and play simple online games.

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Check out the world’s least accessible website

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Mehmet Duran, a developer in the accessibility team at the UK Government’s Digital Service group, created a website with two colleagues that is the most inaccessible on the planet. He did so in order to check the accuracy and efficacy of automated testing tools, and the results were surprising.

Screenshot of 'the world's least accessible website'

A screenshot of 'the world's least accessible website'


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Slow and unsteady does not win the race – how to complain about slow broadband

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If your broadband is providing you with speeds that are consistently lower than the performance figures stated by your internet service provider (ISP), or your broadband become unreliable at certain times, you’re within your rights to make a complaint.

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Digital Accessibility Services

Media Access Australia strives for accessibility and inclusion through technology. We’re Australia’s only independent Not-For-Profit organisation dedicated to increasing access to websites, digital media and technology for people with vision, hearing and cognitive disabilities, as well as older Australians, those from non-English-speaking backgrounds, and people with varying levels of education and literacy.


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New initiative to improve disability access in the workplace

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Access and inclusion in the workplace is a hot topic in Australia and Media Access Australia wholeheartedly applauds and supports initiatives that assist this through innovation. A good example is a new management tool launched by the Australian Network on Disability.

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The Australian Network on Disability (AND) has launched a new tool – the Access and Inclusion Index – with the aim of enabling people of all abilities to participate in all aspects of society.

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G3ict acquires IAAP in global accessibility merger

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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.

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