Call for online disability access standards for computers from Equal Opportunity Commission

Posted in: Government & Policy at 22/04/2019 23:47

There's nothing special about using the internet. Millions of us do it every day. But how would your life change if you couldn't see a screen?

Simply accessing the internet presents a daily challenge for more than 500,000 Australians living with a vision impairment.

Siyat Abdi, 51, is blind and faces the issue on a daily basis.

Many websites are incompatible with his screen reader — is a form of assistive technology that describes content on a screen for people who are vision impaired, blind, illiterate or have a learning disability.

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