How To Get Started With Digital Accessibility

Accessibility is a critical and often-overlooked element of digital design. This guide will provide you with an introduction to digital accessibility and the steps you can take to improve your accessibility.

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According to Australian Government statistics, 18% of people (or 1 in 6) in Australia live with a disability. That’s approximately 4.4 million people. And with a spending power of more than $54 million per year, becoming accessible is just as much a logical business step as a moral obligation.

In this guide, we go beyond these figures and the legal requirements, to explore why digital accessibility really matters and what you can do to get started.

Here’s what’s included:

  • An Introduction to Accessibility
    Insights that present you with the facts and figures to show you what accessibility means and why ensuring accessibility is crucial.

  • How to Get Started
    A clear and concise four step strategy for how to move forward with developing accessibility in your business, alongside a brief overview on writing an accessibility policy.

  • Whose Responsibility is Accessibility?
    Commonly mistaken as a web developer’s problem, we delve into where responsibility actually lies and what’s expected from all stakeholders.

  • Hiring for Digital Accessibility
    Exploring the various options available to a company, from employing specialist skills to contracting a dedicated accessibility agency

  • Beginner’s Digital Accessibility Assessment
    A simplified version of the basic standards expected by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines that you can use to assess your website

There are many ways Aquent can help you through our suite of human solutions

  • Providing freelance or permanent Talent who specialise in digital accessibility, design, auditing and remediation

  • Consulting support where you can outsource your entire project, either onsite or remotely to our team of accessibility specialists

  • Upskilling your internal team on digital accessibility by using our free professional development platform, Gymnasium.

Get in touch with us by calling 02 8288 8288 in Sydney or 03 9244 9999 in Melbourne.