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Chat apps such as ‘Blappy’ help fill a gap when people are unable to communicate in a social setting with each other due to different disabilities, such as someone who is vision-impaired communicating with someone who is hearing-impaired. Yet while these types of apps offer impressive communication mechanisms, many features that are already built into smartphones can accomplish much of this without the need for a separate app.
There’s a myriad of articles out there on terrific colour combinations and graphics tips for website design. However, there’s not much useful information available on how to design a great looking, easy to navigate website that is accessible for those with a vision impairment or cognitive disability that leads to a satisfied user experience.
Media Access Australia (MAA) with funding support from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), created the Affordable Access website and freely available resources. The Deputy CEO of MAA, Natalie Collins, launched this important initiative at the 2016 ACCAN conference and you can listen to her presentation that explains its scope and its benefits, in a podcast article you won’t want to miss.