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Media Access Australia welcomes user testing for new website


Within the next couple of weeks we will officially launch our new website, showcasing the latest web technologies and meeting best practice international guidelines for website accessibility.

To ensure the highest possible standards are reached before the launch, we would like to invite anyone who is interested to give the website a test run and provide us with feedback. Your contribution will help all our website visitors, including people who are blind, vision impaired, Deaf, hearing impaired and with mobility impairments, to access the site.

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Accessibility Statement

As a leading voice on accessibility, Media Access Australia is committed to providing a website which is available to the widest possible audience. We are continuously seeking to improve the experience of our site for all users, regardless of disability or the devices they use.

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Competition on accessible web development open to all


Web developers from all over the world can now participate in AIR-Interactive 2011, a competition that focuses on the development of accessible websites.

The competition requires you to either create an accessible website for a nonprofit arts community, artist or musician, or critique the accessibility of select websites and redesign one page for accessibility. Prizes will be awarded at the opening of the SXSW Music and Film Interactive Festival on 11 March.

AIR-Interactive has gone global after web developers from all over the world expressed an interest in participating. The competition was previously available only to Texan web developers.

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Sticky Keys

The Sticky Keys function allows the command keys such as the SHIFT and ALT keys to be used without having to keep the relevant key held down.

Windows 7, Vista and XP

  1. Press the ‘SHIFT’ key five times.
  2. Select the ‘Yes’ button.
  3. To turn off Sticky Keys, repeat the first step, then select the ‘No’ button.
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