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12 September 2022

Centre For Accessibility Australia has been awarded a systemic advocacy grant by, the WA Department of Communities to fundamentally transform the digital access landscape in Western Australia.

The purpose of the three-year project is to advocate and promote the importance of digital access throughout Western Australia. The project will be supported by digital agency partner Media On Mars and social enterprise The Behaviour Change Collaborative.

The project consists of seven parts:

  1. Discovery project: this component focuses on the creation of digital access explainer videos and the publishing of content on the CFA Australia website.
  2. Engage Survey Report: this component is part of the impact measurement processes. Includes surveys for the community and not-for-profit sectors and other benchmarking processes.
  3. Discovery workshops: these are workshops with six Perth and three regional training modules along with the development of two online courses.
  4. Audit to Implementation roadmaps: this includes 20 audits and 20 roadmaps to support organisations in making their content accessible,
  5. Policy development advocacy: this is to develop legal policy and advocate for digital access improvements in policy and legislative frameworks.
  6. Celebrating Success in Digital Access: this is the creation of videos and other materials to celebrate the project outcomes.
  7. Impact measurement and recommendations: this is the impact measurement phase of the project to determine the outcomes of the project and ensure systemic change continues in the space.

CFA Australia CEO Dr Scott Hollier said in response to receiving the grant “We are extremely grateful to the Minister for Disability the Hon. Don Punch and the WA Department of Communities for this incredible opportunity. I look forward to working with our digital agency partner Media ON Mars and The Behaviour Change Collaborative as we fundamentally change how digital access issues are addressed in WA.”