Digital Gap Initiative heading to Parliament

We’re excited to announce that Digital Gap will be taking its message of inclusive design and a call for national compliance standards on Accessibility to Canberra on November 12 2015 at Parliament House at 10am. The event has been scheduled to coincide with the 10th anniversary of World Usability Day which seeks to use innovation to ensure that technology enhances the lives of people rather than placing additional barriers to everyday life.

On the heels of our first feature article on the CBA’s inaccessible touch screen payment system “Albert”, a visit which has been in the works for several months is now confirmed! Hosted by Senator Rachel Siewerd of the Greens. It will be a non-partisan event that we hope will be well attended by all parties who recognise that positioning Australia as a future leader in the digital world will only be a true digital transformation if it’s transformed for everyone.

Digital Gap Initiative will seek to engage the key identified stakeholders of individuals, business and government in the session, and will also seek to meet privately with ranking officials from both the Government and Opposition to call for leadership on the rights of those disaffected by the lack of legislation protecting access to fundamental services that the mainstream takes for granted, and for which there is no good reason in 2015.

We are currently working to secure our special guest speaker and will announce more information as it becomes available. Watch for more soon!