AFL Wheelchair – the other Grand Final
23 August 2022
Unlike many other sports that have been adapted for people with disability, AFL Wheelchair is truly inclusive in that both people with, and without, disability are encouraged to take part. As we get closer to the traditional AFL Grand Final this September, take a moment to learn about the other side of a sport that is truly for everyone.
8 tips for accessible and inclusive web forms
26 June 2022
There is nothing more frustrating than filling out a form on a website if the form is not accessible. As a screen reader user, I’ve had to face this more than a couple of times. So, what can you do about this? You can start by reading our Inclusion Advisor, David Saxberg's article.
A warm approach to communication with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
24 May 2022
As someone from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, I am personally sensitive to people’s reactions to my speech and accent. If you are warm and welcoming, then my ability to express myself improves. Marcia Scott, a Jobs Victoria Advocate from Fitted for Work, shares her experiences communicating in English as an additional language.
Addressing the overrepresentation of people with disability in the justice system.
24 May 2022
Over-representation of people with disability in the justice system is a huge issue – people with disability represent 29% of those incarcerated, despite making up 18% of the general Australian population. Of First Nations people charged with criminal offences who appear in court, 95% have an intellectual disability, cognitive impairment or mental illness.
Comparing how well PDF viewer applications work with screen readers
19 May 2022
As content authors, it is possible to make our PDF documents accessible for people who use screen readers. However, for the end user, the accessibility of the document depends on the PDF viewer application they are using. In this article, we compare popular PDF viewer applications to see how well they communicate the accessibility information to screen reader software.