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Program helping vulnerable witnesses to give evidence

16 October 2018

Since 1 July, the Victorian Government has been piloting an intermediaries program in the criminal justice system. Intermediaries are communication specialists who help vulnerable witnesses give evidence to the police and court. 

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What is a screen reader and how does it work?

14 September 2018

Unless you work in the disability sector or are a person with vision impairment, you may not be familiar with what a screen reader is and how it works. A screen reader is a software application that helps people with severe visual impairments use a computer. 

Read more about screen reader and how does it work?

How accessible is social media?

15 August 2018

With so many people using social media and relying on it as a key source of information, it’s important to make sure that everyone can navigate it, including people with a hearing, sight or mobility impairment. We looked at the accessibility of two of the most popular social media platforms – Facebook and Twitter – and include some first-hand experiences from a person with vision impairment. 

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Web design trends challenging accessibility

17 July 2018

Digital accessibility is essential for building an inclusive society. Unfortunately, many organisations and businesses are simply not aware of its importance, or they just don’t know how to go about it. To help get you started, we’ve listed a few of the latest web design trends and their impacts on accessibility.

Read more about the web design trends.

Study looks at how people with intellectual disability use social media

19 June 2018

Judith Darragh is a PhD Candidate at Flinders University in Adelaide and has been working on a study looking at how people with intellectual disability use and access social media. Judith recently published the initial results of the study in a journal article Let’s talk about sex: How people with intellectual disability in Australia engage with online social media and intimate relationships.

Read more about her study in our interview with Judith

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