Resource Category:

Accessibility

Cognitive Disability Digital Accessibility Guide

The Cognitive Disability Digital Accessibility Guide was created by Media Access Australia to provide guidance on how best to address accessibility-related issues for people with cognitive disability in a digital media context. This new booklet is a companion piece to the ‘Service Providers Accessibility Guide’ from late 2015. Such disabilities include acquired brain injury (ABI), autism, dementia, developmental disability, Down syndrome, intellectual disability and traumatic brain injury (TBI). There are other disabilities where people may have a cognitive disability, such as attention deficit disorder (ADD), dyslexia (difficulty reading), dyscalculia (difficulty with maths) and learning disabilities in general. The Cognitive Disability Digital Accessibility Guide has been designed to deliver practical, step-by-step information in order to enable best-practice web and digital communication to be prepared and then delivered in an inclusive and effective way.  

Accessibility – Digital Service Standard

On 1 July 2015 the Digital Transformation Office became responsible for whole-of-government web guidance and the Web Guide has been superseded by the Digital Service Standard. The content on the Web Guide remains available to assist research and may contain references to policies or guidance that have no current application. Refer to the disclaimer for more information. The Digital Service Standard establishes the criteria that Australian Government digital services must meet to ensure our services are simpler, faster and easier to use. Meeting the criteria means we can consistently provide high quality services and satisfy our users' needs.

Community Travel Training now open for bookings

Do you need help understanding public transport? Would you like to understand the network better, learn about public safety and start using public transport more? Supported by RACV, Travellers Aid Australia is conducting Community Travel Training sessions which are open to everyone across Victoria. Community Travel Training is a practical approach to addressing some of the transport disadvantages which exists in our community. To book your Community Travel Training session or for more information please email ctt@travellersaid.org.au or call on (03) 9654 2600. Visit the website.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Standards

World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Standards

Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. More specifically, Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web. Web accessibility also benefits others, including older people with changing abilities due to aging. This resource details what web accessibility is, as well as guidelines and tutorials about how to make your website accessible to people with disabilities and older people. Access the resource here.  

DFAT Guidelines for preparing accessible documents

DFAT Guidelines for preparing accessible documents

This great resource details what website accessibility is, the requirements and detailed guides on how to make your website and documents accessible. It also has links to other resources for accessibility. Click here to access the Guidelines.