Australian Access Awards
Celebrating an inclusive world
The role of The Centre for Accessibility is to empower the accessibility movement and encourage organisations to implement digital access when designing online resources.
In 2019 we are excited to announce the inaugural Australian Access Awards, an annual event celebrating organisations that have successfully implemented accessibility in their digital campaigns or resources.
Call for submissions: Thursday 16 May 2019, Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Nominations close: Friday 30 August 2019
Finalists announced: Monday 21 October 2019
Winners announced: Tuesday 3 December 2019, International Disability Day
Who can enter?
Anyone can nominate a website or app for an Award in the appropriate category. The only condition is that nominees must be from an organisation or government department officially registered in Australia. The organisation being nominated will require an Australian Business Number.
What can you nominate for?
There are 9 categories for the Awards, listed below.
Corporate website of the year (commercial)
Government website of the year
Educational website of the year
Not-for-profit/community website of the year
Corporate app of the year (commercial)
Government app of the year
Educational app of the year
Not-for-profit/community app of the year
Accessibility Initiative of the Year (could be a website, app, project, IoT, video; anything across all sectors)
From the winners in the categories above, the following additional Awards will be presented:
Website of the Year
App of the Year
Accessibility Person of the Year
For more detailed descriptions of each nomination category, as well as an overview of the judging process, click here.
Nominations are free
We invite any organisations to submit themselves for an Award. We also encourage anyone within the disability community to make a nomination based on their own personal experiences.
Finalists are asked to consider a voluntary administrative fee of $100.
Prizes are being finalised and will be announced shortly. You can sign up to our mailing list to stay up to date with all Awards announcements. All finalists and winners will have the right to use an official Awards badge on their website or app.
We would love your support to sponsor the Access Awards
As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to be seen in support of this important initiative and to assist people living with disability in gaining equal access to information and opportunities. If you’re interested in sponsoring or want to know more, please get in touch.
Huge thank you to those organisations below who are already sponsoring or supporting the Awards.