Accessibility Awareness Day 2020
Every day, thousands of students and staff with a disability access the University's services online. Global Accessibility Awareness Day, on May 21, aims to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion and people with different disabilities.
This year, we are focussing on how to make online meetings accessible to all.
Making Meetings Accessible
Tips for Accessible Online Meetings
Tips for ensuring that everybody can participate in online meetings.
Video Conferencing for Hearing Impaired Staff
Difficulties encountered in physical meetings are often amplified when meeting online.
Using Zoom with a Screen Reader
Events and Resources
Each year there are a number of great resources that are produced around Accessibility Awareness Day. Here a listing of a few that have caught our eye:
- Video: Setup iPhone or iPad for iOS mobile Accessibility testing
- Web resource: Inclusive Design Principles
- Live YouTube Presentations: A11y Bytes, 4 - 7 pm, 21 May (Melbourne time)
- Web resource: Readability guidelines, Content Design London
- Video: Translating Maps and Geographic Data to Non-Visual Formats, A Future Date Day 2
- Web resource: Accessible Technology Procurement Toolkit, Disability:In
- Full list of Global Accessibility Awareness Day events
Guides for Academics by Students with Disabilities
- Hearing Impairment
- Mental Health
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Mobility Difficulties
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Hearing Loops Demystified
Student Equity and Disability Support
Services for students who need ongoing assistance with their studies.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): managing stress and anxiety
Understanding common reactions in yourself and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social Media Accessibility
Tips for making social media posts accessible.
Guide to various ways of creating video captions.
Staff with Disability
For assistance or to report accessibility problems please contact:
Web Accessibility Lead
Phone: +61 3 9035 4867