The accessibility of your online presence is a key part of ensuring that you are meeting job-seeker and employer needs. It also acts as an important marketing and sales device to show that your organisation ‘walks the talk’ and has credibility as a disability employment provider.
For organisations providing information and services online, understanding standard-based web design is critical for ensuring access for people of all abilities. Enjoying the full potential of the web is often only possible with standard-based design used in combination with assistive technologies which provide alternative ways to perceive visual and audio content, as well as enable people to interact online even in simple ways such as clicking or typing.
Natalie Collins, Deputy CEO of Media Access Australia, shares some digital accessibility discoveries and suggests all Victorian local governments complete a Digital Accessibility Maturity Assessment.