FAQ: Digital Transformation Office and the Digital Service Standard

The Federal Government has announced the creation of the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) and a new Digital Service Standard (DSS). Media Access Australia has put together an FAQ to help organisations and individuals better understand what the DTO and the DSS means for them.

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Website accessibility audits: three common fails

Here at Media Access Australia we do a lot of work around auditing websites for conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. That may not sound exciting, but it’s important work for establishing exactly what areas of a website are responsible for stopping people with disabilities from accessing it.

In carrying out audits we’re often surprised at how basic some of the accessibility mistakes are—and that’s a good thing. That’s because for many websites improving accessible won’t be expensive, complex or time consuming.

In light of this, we’ve put together the three most common mistakes we find, which also have the bonus of being relatively easy to fix.

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Case Study: Municipal Association of Victoria unlocks power of digital accessibility

The peak body representing local councils in the Australian state of Victoria partners with Media Access Australia to deliver upskilling, training and best practice on digital accessibility enabling its members to boost inclusion and community engagement.

MAV: Municipal Association of Victoria logo
MAV: Municipal Association of Victoria logo

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