Digital Access Blog

13 Apr, 2018
I was having drinks with a colleague the other night and she said something that changed the way in which I see service design in the field of digital accessibility. "We make sure that people can get from A to B, and that's important." Yes it is. So, why is it that we only introduce people with disabilities into service design during the late usability stage of research?
13 Apr, 2018
Accessibility should not be an afterthought. It should not be thrown into the testing stage of the final project spring "if we have time"; it should be part of the development process and it should be considered early to reduce risk. Solid, accessible foundations result in solid, accessible experiences. How do you build accessibility into your projects? For the answer, let us borrow from the teachings of one of the greatest minds regarding training and discipline in the world, John Kreese of the Cobra Kai.
13 Apr, 2018
The Digital Access team at Vision Australia provide technical and user-based assessments of websites. When we test websites, we usually find a high number of issues that relate to screen reader use. A screen reader is a piece of software that reads the text on the screen using a synthetic voice and also indicates the nature of the content, for example if it's a heading, image, list or any other format.
15 Feb, 2017
To help organisations embed accessibility into their online delivery practices, the W3C has updated three core resources to help you get started.
06 Oct, 2016
Do you know how to make Word and PDF documents accessible to people with disabilities or impairments? If you're not sure, here are five ways you can improve document accessibility.
26 Sep, 2016
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Make document accessibility an everyday practice with the Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT) and eLearning course.
11 Aug, 2016
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We’re always trying to find ways to help you understand and implement accessibility. Here’s a list of our most popular resources so far.
04 Aug, 2016
Whether you have a single file or magnitude of legacy documents, our new document remediation partner can make them accessible for you. TaggedPDF is Australia’s first 100% dedicated PDF tagging service.
31 Aug, 2015
For those who aren’t in the business of accessibility but like to stay in the know, we’ve compiled a list of resources from the last few months you might find useful.
26 Aug, 2015
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Designers often use InDesign to create PDF documents that contain tabulated data spanning multiple columns or pages. Annual reports, for example, commonly have long tables of financial figures and other data. In this article you will learn how to create accessible data tables that span multiple pages using InDesign CC and Acrobat Pro DC.