Media Access Australia – inclusion through technology
Media Access Australia is Australia’s only independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to increasing access to media and technology for people with disabilities. Media Access Australia is a member of the World Wide Consortium (W3C) where we actively contribute to the global development of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the WCAG 2.0 standards. We are also a member of the global body for digital accessibility professionals, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). We are very vocal in the global space of accessibility and consistently distribute thought leadership material and discussion.
We provide innovative solutions leveraging thought leadership to maximise digital engagement and inclusion for the broadest possible audience. This includes individuals with disabilities, older Australians, those from non-English-speaking backgrounds and those with varying levels of education and literacy.
Our team of experts and specialists works to improve digital accessibility for clients in practical ways. We provide consulting services, training and practical information on existing and emerging mainstream technologies across the full spectrum of media vehicles and channels in four key areas:
- Policy development and advocacy
- Strategy development
- Digital accessibility consulting and services
- Education and training
We also provide document remediation services – making digital documents accessible to the vision impaired through our Accessible Document Service website.
Media Access Australia is committed to supporting access to media across all professional and personal interactions. As a part of this we work closely with local and global organisations who have a similar commitment.
For more information on Media Access Australia have a look at our consumer website.
Access iQ – Dedicated Accessibility Resources for Web Professionals
We recognise that the tools and techniques that support accessible media design are evolving rapidly. We’ve reduced the cost of research and training for individuals and organisations by creating Access iQ, an online resource for everyone involved in accessible content development. Now accessed from around the globe, Access iQ has evolved into Australia’s largest database of technical guides, useful links and directories.
The Access iQ website provides:
- Up-to-date information on the latest happenings in web accessibility
- Information on online testing tools
- Reference guides for developers, designers and content authors
- Checklists and tip sheets on web accessibility implementation
- Case studies
- Accessibility event and conference calendar
Access iQ, in particular, provides expert guidance to web designers, web developers and content authors, and thought leadership through monthly digital accessibility columns and interviews with web accessibility practitioners.