Digital Access Blog

01 May, 2020
Organisations often rely on embedded content to add additional functionality to their websites. It's incredibly easy to share a YouTube video or Google map, and embed that video on your own website using HTML that is automatically generated.
26 Feb, 2020
Matthew attended the Australian Accessibility Conference in Perth which combined both the Perth Web Accessibility Camp and OZeWAI into one big event. Read about the latest in accessibility here.
15 Apr, 2019
Accessibility is often an afterthought in digital projects, overlooked due to time or budget constraints. Making accessibility a separate process implies it's an extra task to be completed, rather than something that should be considered from the start.  
01 Apr, 2019
Digital inclusion is paramount for every organisation and business. Poor decisions around accessibility can prove costly, with organisations risking reputational damage along with possible legal action and the need to redesign.
29 Mar, 2019
Did you know an estimated 80% of web content starts out as a Word document?

When you combine this with the need to make sure web content is accessible, it becomes obvious the first step in making web content accessible is actually in Word itself.
14 Mar, 2019
Web forms today are easy to create, and easy to get wrong. Check out these tips for making sure they're accessible.
07 Mar, 2019
Inclusive design is a term that gets thrown around these days, but it has one simple and guiding principle; ensuring that products and services are able to be experienced by more people.

You might not know it, but many everyday items owe their existence to inclusive design.
13 Apr, 2018
I was having drinks with a colleague the other night and she said something that changed the way in which I see service design in the field of digital accessibility. "We make sure that people can get from A to B, and that's important." Yes it is. So, why is it that we only introduce people with disabilities into service design during the late usability stage of research?
13 Apr, 2018
Accessibility should not be an afterthought. It should not be thrown into the testing stage of the final project spring "if we have time"; it should be part of the development process and it should be considered early to reduce risk. Solid, accessible foundations result in solid, accessible experiences. How do you build accessibility into your projects? For the answer, let us borrow from the teachings of one of the greatest minds regarding training and discipline in the world, John Kreese of the Cobra Kai.
13 Apr, 2018
The Digital Access team at Vision Australia provide technical and user-based assessments of websites. When we test websites, we usually find a high number of issues that relate to screen reader use. A screen reader is a piece of software that reads the text on the screen using a synthetic voice and also indicates the nature of the content, for example if it's a heading, image, list or any other format.