Uni-accredited web access course now enrolling

Learn web access and change the digital world! Australia’s only university-accredited online access course aims to increase inclusion and participation on the web, and is now enrolling for a 27 February intake. The Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility (PCWA) is studied part-time online for six weeks, and graduates receive an internationally-recognised qualification.

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Listen to a recent interview where Senior PCWA Course Lecturer and global accessibility expert, Dr Scott Hollier, talks with Media Access Australia’s Philip Jenkinson about what the PCWA course covers, along with the benefits of studying it.

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Top tips for accessibility

Heidi Laidler, Media Access Australia’s User Experience Designer, gave a recent talk about how to test for accessibility at a ‘Hack 4 Good’ event attended by web professionals from around the country. Discover the top tips for accessibility from a user experience point of view, in this captivating podcast article.

Heidi Laidler on stage at Hack 4 Good
Heidi Laidler on stage at Hack 4 Good

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Dr Hollier’s verdict on accessible chat apps – clever but not game-changers

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.

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Image of 24 app icons zooming out of a smartphone

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