Councils set to leave a bad Taste in the mouth of disabled event-goers across Australia

Hobart City Council is on the verge of signing up to use the Commonwealth Bank’s inaccessible EFTPOS tablet, Albert as the key payment device for their 2015/16 Taste of Tasmania food festival. The Digital Gap Initiative wrote about this device on 18 September, after its Founder and President met with CommBank to express their concerns.…

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Commbank’s new EFTPOS “Albert”: Accessibility short-changed

by Gisele Mesnage and Ted McCoskey Our first editorial is not published with the intent of naming and shaming the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) or any other business. Our message is that the story of Albert highlights the need for national, compliance-based standards on digital accessibility. Albert is a new touch-screen tablet EFTPOS payment…

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