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5 principles to guide your inclusive research practice

This article was written by OZeWAI member Irith Williams and was originally published on Medium for the ResearchOps.Community. It’s based on the Inclusive Research Workshops presentation delivered by Irith and Bri at the 2024 Web Directions Summit. It includes content that has been summarised from the workshops. You can also access the slides used in […]

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024: On-Demand Webinars and Videos

This article was written by OZeWAI member Ricky Onsman and was originally published on the TPGi website. Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) gets bigger and bigger every year. When Los Angeles-based web developer Joe Devon blogged back in 2011 about how Accessibility know-how needs to go mainstream with developers, he was contacted by Canadian accessibility

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Newsletter 15 May 2024

Read the full OZeWAI Newsletter 15 May 2024. OZeWAI News “Ask The Professionals” 4 June and 26 July Digital accessibility skills gap survey and research OZeWAI website and Product Accessibility List (PAL) Become an OZeWAI Member Industry News Inclusive Research workshops Inclusive Design 24 – call for presentations WordPress Accessibility Day 2024 – call for speakers

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Newsletter 17 April 2024

Read the full OZeWAI Newsletter 17 April 2024. OZeWAI News “Ask The Professionals” 18 April and 7 May Digital accessibility skills gap survey and research Become an OZeWAI Member OZeWAI Events Survey Industry News Australian Human Rights Commission – public comment on WWW Advisory Note Dubbo Council wants feedback on an accessibility overlay Accessing Higher Ground

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AI makes pictures accessible to screen reader users

By OZeWAI member Andrew Downie, Accessibility Consultant. Introduction Amidst all the discussion and controversy over so-called AI (artificial intelligence) this is a very positive story. We all know (he wrote optimistically) that images should be accompanied by meaningful alternative text. Those of us who use screen readers know that many images lack text descriptions or,

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OZeWAI and FSO digital accessibility skills gap research

OZeWAI and FSO digital accessibility skills gap research Write a case study OZeWAI is working with the Future Skills Organisation to gather case studies to include in their next iteration of the Digital Capability Workforce Plan. Please consider developing a case study from one of three perspectives: An organisation wanting to hire experienced digital accessibility

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Web Directions and Me

I’m very excited about going to the Web Directions Summit conference this year. Web Directions and I go way back. Back even to before Web Directions was Web Directions. I’d been dabbling in this new fangled World Wide Web since the mid 90s. At the time, I was working at the Disability Information & Referral

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Andrew Normand Wins Accessibility in Action Award

We congratulate OZeWAI Committee member Andrew Normand on being recgonised for his “exceptional efforts in championing accessibility” with an ADCET 2023 Accessibility in Action Award. These awards recognise individuals, project teams, and initiatives that have made a significant contribution to advancing accessibility and promoting inclusive practices in education and training and are held annually in

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