Top 12 of 2012 #7 – We launch Access iQ

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012 10:52am

There is an international push for web professionals to incorporate the needs of people with a disability into their practice. Media Access Australia launched Access iQ in July to equip them with the knowledge, skills and connections necessary to help create a web without limits.

The initiative features resources for web developers, designers, content producers and managers on how to incorporate accessibility into every stage of a website’s life. Access iQ is geared towards meeting the needs of those making accessible websites for government under the National Transition Strategy.

Access iQ™ delivers:

  • Comprehensive information on international web accessibility standards, including WCAG 2.0
  • Information on the different assistive technologies people use to access computers and mobile devices
  • Guides on how to incorporate accessibility into every stage, from website planning to content writing
  • Workshops, seminars and conference presentations
  • A service directory and job board
  • A forum where users can share knowledge and solve problems

The site features contributors with a diverse range of specialties within the accessibility field including testers, developers and user experience consultants.

By empowering web professionals with the knowledge and skills to create accessible sites, we hope that users with a disability begin to see a more inclusive web.

Get involved with Access iQ™ via the website, Twitter (@AccessiQ) or Facebook.

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