Technical articles

Tech Events Calendar

This article was written by OZeWAI member Ricky Onsman and was originally published on the TPGi website. It has been edited to emphasise events that take place in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, or online, plus some events located elsewhere, all of which may be of interest to Australian digital accessibility professionals. TPGi maintains a calendar […]

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Money Talks! Formatting Currency in Web Content

This article was written by OZeWAI member Ricky Onsman and was originally published on the TPGi website. I was recently asked to comment on the Australian Government Style Manual’s advice on using currency symbols. Non-Australian currency symbols may be inaccessible to people who access content using screen readers. Screen readers may be unable to interpret

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Managing Multiple WCAG Failures

This article was written by OZeWAI member Ricky Onsman and was originally published on the TPGi website. Web developers, designers and content authors may produce web content that inadvertently causes multiple failures of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). When this content is tested against WCAG Success Criteria (SC), auditors may wonder whether there is

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A Brief Guide to Effective Microphone Use

By OZeWAI member Andrew Downie, Accessibility Consultant. Background Clear sound is important during any form of public speaking: lectures, tutorials, conference presentations – even group discussions that are broadcast online. While few would dispute that statement, in both face to face and online situations several factors often militate against this.  They include: Poor microphone placement

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