The ground-breaking 2012 ‘SociAbility’ review into social media for those with a disability has had a much anticipated update. The Media Access Australia website now includes important new information on the varying accessibility challenges and practical fixes across all popular social channels. Project leader Dr Scott Hollier believes that it is destined to be the go-to resource on social media for people with a disability and those who provide care, support and advice.
Since 2011, almost 300 people have graduated from Australia’s only university-accredited online accessibility course for web specialists and project managers, the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility. Senior course lecturer Dr Scott Hollier is committed to training up as many as he can, to help build a more inclusive, more accessible web for people of all abilities.
Creating Word documents that can be read by people of all abilities is just as vital as creating accessible web content. Imagine going to a jobs website and downloading the position description as a Word document, or being sent it as an email attachment, only to find that you cannot access the document using your screen reader because the content is inaccessible.