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The Digital Gap Initiative

 

Is a grass roots project dedicated to bringing about legal and other systemic reforms as part of an objective to create an inclusive digital society.

The Initiative will engage in education and proactive action, through the efforts of individuals, companies and organisations who recognise that Neglecting inclusive concepts and retro-fitting them later is costly and places unnecessary barriers between companies and the customers they desire lasting fruitful and profitable relationships with.

Here you will find resources for every spoke of the wheel:

  • For Individuals – learn how to communicate effectively to companies whose products or services you need to access;
  • For Organisations – We’re here to network with you and help build stronger bridges together; and
  • For Companies – Who wish to incorporate better practices into the development of products, services, structures, and customer-facing communications

 

SIGN AND SHARE OUR LATEST CHANGE.ORG PETITION FOR TOUCHSCREEN PAYMENT DEVICES TO BE FITTED WITH TACTILE KEYPADS

 

ALBERT STRIKES AGAIN

Read our third feature article reviewing experience of Albert‘s “Accessibility Mode” in the retail environment, the state of play of touch screen point-of-sale devices in the US, the next wave of lawsuits under the DDA in Australia, and the risk of other Apps available on the device given the omission of Accessibility from its Pi Developer Terms and Conditions Agreement.

DDA STANDARDS: A GOOD FIRST STEP FOR AN INCLUSIVE DIGITAL SOCIETY

Access to technology is just as important as accessing premises.  Find out why in our feature article by Leah Grolman.

 

NEW EFTPOS TABLET SHORT-CHANGES THOUSANDS OF CUSTOMERS EXPERIENCING DISABILITY

Read our second feature article on how Councils across Australia are choosing to adopt CommBank’s “Albert” new payment system in spite of their knowledge that the device is not accessible to people experiencing vision and manual dexterity disabilities.

We first wrote about this inaccessible device in our first feature article titled Commbank’s new EFTPOS “Albert”: Accessibility short-changed.