How to Find Accessible Media & Web Browsers
In this blog post from our legacy website, Media Access Australia, we explore the ways to find digital content that is accessible - and provide tips on how to make your own. We also explore how to make web browsers more accessible. Please note, these posts both appeared prior to 2017.
26 September 2019
I'm Not A Robot
CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing Test to tell Computers and Humans apart and it’s a way to filter out bots and fraudulent automated activity from the behaviour of real people. It's an umbrella term describing several different techniques presented to the user to determine if they are human. A CAPTCHA challenge could be a random collection of letters and numbers, text obscured with background noise, puzzle challenges or audio challenges asking the user to enter the letters and numbers heard with a lot of background static noise. All of these are termed CAPTCHA as they're asking the user to demonstrate they're human and not an automated computer program.
02 August 2019
I am not a unicorn: stop hiring autistic people for the wrong reasons
Believe me, I want you to hire autistic people.
As an autistic job seeker myself, I can tell you that it’s pretty tough out here. I’ve been searching for 2.5 years now with no success. The job market is a minefield of myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings for autistic people and our unemployment rate is abysmal. A recent study found that here in Australia, 31.6% of autistic people are unemployed — a rate that is 3 times that for people with disabilities in general and is almost 6 times the unemployment rate for people who do not have a disability. That said, hiring autistic people for all the wrong reasons is just as bad as not hiring us at all. I’d love to find a job, but the employment of autistic people has to be sustainable, meaningful and ethical. From my perspective as just one autistic voice — because I don’t speak for an entire community — here are three reasons that should not be driving your decision to hire autistic people.
13 June 2019
World-first report: Research reveals inclusive design can expand customer reach fourfold
Research commissioned by Centre for Inclusive Design, Adobe and Microsoft shows applying inclusive design adds financial, economic and social benefits for Australian organisations
21 May 2019
A friendly face for low vision airport travellers
Having a disability and travelling interstate or overseas can be very overwhelming. Airports are busy places bustling with people getting to their next destination or returning home.
Whilst a lot of work is done to help passengers move through airports to access food and retail shops, toilets, lounges and ultimately the right gate for their flight, spare a thought for people experiencing blindness or low vision.
21 May 2019