Join us in Adelaide to learn more about Easy Read
14 August 2019
We're travelling to Adelaide in September to present at the Department of Premier and Cabinet's Digital Inclusion and A11y Accessibility Meetup. We'll be talking about the new Easy Read version of the Government of South Australia's Online Accessibility Policy. We'll also discuss the benefits of providing information in Easy Read and plain language.
36 seconds that changed everything – when the iPhone learned to talk
13 August 2019
For most of us, it’s hard to imagine our lives without pocket access to messages, emails, social media, the internet and our camera. However, the beginning of this technological revolution left out a substantial part of our community. For many people with disability, the first smartphones totally locked them out.
The Disability Royal Commission is getting underway
13 August 2019
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is getting underway. A series of workshops have been held with disability advocates, legal practitioners and disability service providers. Submissions are now also being accepted, which will allow people with disability, as well as their friends, families, carers and support workers to share their stories.
Keeping language simple for inclusion
9 July 2019
Universal design for learning is based on the belief that learning environments should be flexible to suit a diverse range of needs, including those of people with cognitive disability. To try and achieve this, two researchers tested audio transcribing and interpreters to simplify the language of speakers at a conference in real time. After the conference, they interviewed participants to find out how they went.
Website accessibility – there’s still a long way to go
14 June 2019
Everyone has the right to access information on the web – including the 1 billion people worldwide who have a disability. Unfortunately, there continue to be barriers that stop people from being able to get to the information they need, despite the fact that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines have been around for more than 20 years.