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.
There are many ways organisations and digital content providers can increase their online presence through search engine optimisation (SEO). Strategies can range from quick tricks to temporarily push up search engine rankings, to longer term solutions ensuring your website receives recognition for providing an optimised, positive browsing experience. It’s important to note that targeting search engine hits over the experience of your visitors can do more harm than good for your brand and digital content. But is it possible to boost SEO and create a user-friendly experience at the same time?
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.