Accessibility Basics

Accessibility Basics

AccessibilityOz has worked for years, like their colleagues, to make accessibility more accessible. The latest contribution to the community is a two-part article that takes their popular webinar and presentation “Accessibility Basics” and present it in an easy-to-understand article format. Part 1 begins by explaining what web accessibility is and why it’s needed.

"What is online accessibility?

Online accessibility is the ability for a person with a disability to understand and use a website, application, intranet, mobile app or program. The rules and regulations for web accessibility are governed by the Australian Human Rights Commission Disability Discrimination Act: Web Advisory Notes (in Australia), and, in the United States, by the Department of Justice, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Section 508, Section 504, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) and others. Online accessibility is achieved by following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Web accessibility allows people with disabilities to access information like anyone else, interact with others without being categorized as “disabled” and undertake activities which they are not otherwise able to do."

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ADIA Newsletter

Catch up with the latest from the Australian Dugital Inclusion Alliance - July 2021 Newsletter

Featured is the Digital Transformation Expert Panel's recently released report - The Learning Country  - which endorses the ADIA’s calls for a National Digital Capabilities Framework. From page 11 of the report: Develop a population inclusive, sector neutral Digital Capability Framework to establish a common language between the range of stakeholders, to inform training product design and support a systematic approach to skills supply and demand.

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InfoExchange News about new Hub

InfoExchange's new Digital Transformation Hub

"We're excited to let you know that our Digital Transformation Hub is now live. The Hub will help Australian not-for-profits build capability and resilience by providing practical guides, access to technology solutions, web-based resources and tailored advice to better support communities in need, staff and volunteers. The Infoxchange Group is leading a cross-sector partnership to deliver the Hub, which was established with seed funding from the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation and Gandel Philanthropy."


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