Social media has the power to transcend across countries and is playing an important role in calling out ableism and debunking myths and stereotypes around disability, particularly around recent discussions regarding the need for a Royal Commission into disability and calls for more advocacy funding.
In 2016 two blind Australians launched a discrimination case against the Commonwealth Bank, arguing a touch screen device used in many stores and restaurants was virtually impossible for them to use safely and securely.
An accessible telecoms project has been launched in a bid to fight the growing information gap on accessible services for people with disability.
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If you’ve been following recent buzz in the gaming industry, you might be under the impression that video games are more accessible than they’ve ever been. Popular talking points include how video game audiences are increasingly large and diverse.
But despite the celebratory discourse around gaming’s increased accessibility, serious efforts to make gaming accessible to people living with disability remain rare.
When Huy Nguyen heads to the beach in his wheelchair, the sand is no longer a barrier. He simply pulls out prototype clip-on tracks for his wheelchair and pushes himself to the water’s edge.
Surrounded by other budding entrepreneurs at a startup incubator in Sydney’s inner-city, Oliver Morton-Evans is explaining how he is hoping to help stroke and spinal cord injury patients.
An innovative sensor app that helps improve health outcomes for wheelchair users will be piloted thanks to a $500,000 funding partnership.
The National Disability and Insurance Agency has sought to blame immature automated speech recognition technology for ongoing delays hitting it’s much hyped its AI-powered virtual assistant, dubbed Nadia.
Microsoft on Monday announced that it’s bringing live captioning and subtitles to two of its biggest products, PowerPoint and Skype.
The inquiry has determined that there is considerable agreement around the need to develop less complex, nationally consistent rules and regulations relating to the use of motorised mobility devices. Based on evidence provided to the committee during its inquiry, the committee suggests that there is a high level of agreement amongst stakeholders in relation to…
The inquiry will scrutinise the impact of ICT infrastructure on the implementation of the scheme, as well as the appropriateness of NDIS-facing IT systems and the MyPlace Portal used by participants and providers.
’s a growing problem. Close to 40 per cent of all complaints made to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in 2016-17 were lodged under the Disability Discrimination Act. A third of those related to goods and services, many of them new technology.
A sold-out conference in Sydney has explored the human rights implications of unprecedented technological change, particularly its impact for people with disability.
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has pledged to promote and monitor accessibility guidelines, after 25 disability groups jointly called for the procurement of accessible information and communications technology (ICT) in the Australian Public Service.