FIT Sponsorship
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Social Innovation

Australian Web Awards Recognise Importance of Accessibility


Thursday, 17th November 2011 at 11:16 am
Staff Reporter
A Not for Profit organisation has taken out a top Web award which recognises the importance of accessibility in web design and development.

Thursday, 17th November 2011
at 11:16 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Australian Web Awards Recognise Importance of Accessibility
Thursday, 17th November 2011 at 11:16 am

 

A Not for Profit organisation has taken out a top Web award which recognises the importance of accessibility in web design and development.

The Australian Web Awards aim to recognise the importance of accessibility in web design and development, and are presented by Media Access Australia – a Not for Profit organisation that works to increase access to media for people with disabilities.

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s main website was recognised for having the best overall accessibility at the Australian Web Awards.

Robyn Cummins, Manager of the Communication Design Team at Cerebral Palsy Alliance, said there is a growing recognition of the importance of web accessibility in Australia.

"With one in five Australians with a disability and a rapidly ageing population, it should be on every organisation's agenda,” said Cummins.

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance website was built to meet the international Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 AA).

“There are so many small things that you can do that make a big difference for someone with a mobility or vision impairment. At the end of the day, good usability and accessibility benefits everyone” said Cummins.

Media Access Australia said the Alliance has produced a website which is rich in a variety of content – Audio-visual content is made accessible to Deaf and hearing impaired users through closed captions.

However, Media Access Australia said the site’s videos are yet to include audio description for people who are blind or vision impaired, proving that even the best websites can be improved.  Cummins said this is next on their agenda.

Media Access Australia’s manager of digital media, Sarah Pulis commended the Alliance for their efforts.

“The Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a good example of a website that not only meets WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standards, and also has an engaging design. It is important that organisations and companies realise that you don’t have to compromise on the look and feel of a website for it to be accessible.”

The Australian Web Awards also gave commendation to the LEARN Foundation for Autism and Karen Williams, Candidate for Mayor.



FEATURED SUPPLIERS


NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

Fantastic digital management app for organisations deliverin...

Ateesa

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

We specialise in data solutions consulting and IT profession...

DQUBE Solutions

More Suppliers


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Three Ways Australian Not For Profits Can Improve Their Digital Capabilities

Richenda Vermeulen

Thursday, 18th January 2018 at 8:35 am

One to Watch: Jessie Hughes

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 12th December 2017 at 8:32 am

How to Navigate Your NFP in the Age of Digital Disruption

Contributor

Tuesday, 21st November 2017 at 8:54 am

‘Sorry No Cash’ – the Digital Disruptor for NFP’s

Contributor

Tuesday, 31st October 2017 at 8:44 am

POPULAR

$110M Package Tackles Anxiety and Depression Among Young Australians

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 8:46 am

Social Enterprise Announces $500,000 Funding for Social and Affordable Housing

Luke Michael

Monday, 15th January 2018 at 11:26 am

Privatisation Poses New Challenges for NFPs Managing Their Workforce

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 4:36 pm

White Ribbon Australia CEO Announces Retirement

Wendy Williams

Wednesday, 10th January 2018 at 5:15 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


FIT Sponsorship
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!