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UK charity puts pressure on government to enforce web accessibility

Robin Christopherson, head of digital inclusion at Abilitynet, a UK disabilities charity, has written an open letter to the British Parliament, to put pressure on the people in power to fine organisations whose websites and apps fail to comply with WCAG 2.0.

Apple wins award for accessibility advances

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) has awarded Apple the coveted Robert S. Bray Award for their continued accessibility innovations, which will be presented on 4 July during the ACB’s annual conference and convention in Minneapolis, USA.

New ‘game-changing’ phone app enhances phone accessibility

‘OpenAccess Captions’ is a brand new application for iPads and iPhones that was developed by Brisbane-based charity Conexu Foundation. It is an app that aims to connect callers via a live captioner so that phone conversations can be read in live-time.

Featured accessibility article

Five common fails from web audits

Matthew Putland is a Digital Accessibility Analyst for Media Access Australia, based in Perth but working on projects all over the country. A lot of his work revolves around conducting accessibility audits on websites and digital media. He shares the five most common issues that he comes across in his web auditing, in an insightful and useful podcast and article.

Useful resource of the week

As this is a very useful resource and there is a limited amount of time left to enrol, we at Media Access Australia want to share with you the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility (PCWA).  Learn WCAG 2.0 from the experts – online in 6 weeks. The PWCA course is Australia’s only university-accredited web accessibility certificate for web professionals and will teach you the essential principles and techniques for achieving web and digital accessibility compliance. Learn more about the PWCA.

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