Accessibility

One Word = Accessibility

Today Lisa Harvey posted an excellent post on accessibility for the Government 2.0 Taskforce. Which immediately prompted some lively commenting on the post. On person asked if the Government needed to impose the Federal Government’s laws regarding content publishing standards to consituents submission formats. The short answer to the question is a resounding no.  There […]

Federal Government Announces IT Innovation Council

Today the Hon Kim Carr Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, annouced the 24 members of the new IT Innovation Council. -quote from media release- “IT will be the principal means to deliver the economic and productivity growth needed to drive innovation across the entire economy,“ Senator Carr said. “IT is critical to Australia’s […]

ATO Major FAIL on Accessibility

Yes it’s that time of year again, income tax return time and the ATO have once again provided an eTax application.  Today on twitter I discovered that a glaring issue which has been a fault of eTax since it’s inception, and has not been addressed yet again, is that it only runs on the Windows […]

Misconceptions Surrounding PDF Accessibility

This is something which bothers me enormously.  The following can be found on the AGIMO Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: “Although there has been some progress in making it possible for people who are blind or vision-impaired to use online PDF forms, this option is considered inaccessible for most users. It is often possible to design […]