There’s never been a more pressing time to get accessible

Website accessibility is on the rise, but there is still a long way to go. Accessibility involves creating and structuring website content so that it can be effectively navigated, read or experienced by users regardless of a person’s disability, which can be visual, auditory, physical, speech-related, cognitive or neurological.

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A red keyboard button with visual of keys and the word ‘Access’

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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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The Accessibility of Content Management Systems

A Content Management System (CMS) is a software application or set of related programs that are used to create and manage digital content. There are quite a few alternatives to choose from, if you or your organisation are looking at creating a new website. Yet finding out which Authoring tool will be the most suitable for your needs requires some investigation, particularly as accessibility is an increasingly important part of website creation.

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WordPress, Drupal and Joomla!

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