The Digital Access WA Project
The Digital Access WA Project is a new state-wide initiative to create advocacy, education, measurement, and support to improve our standards of digital accessibility. This initiative is CFA Australia’s systemic advocacy service, as funded by the WA Department of Communities, to benefit the lives of people living with disability by working with government, not-for-profit and education sectors. We seek to empower organisations across Western Australia to create more inclusive digital environments to ensure all individuals have equal access to information and opportunity regardless of ability.
Embarking on this landmark 3-year project, the Centre for Accessibility Australia is excited to collaborate with like-minded organisations to effect positive change in the lives of those who confront daily obstacles in accessing our shared digital world.
The Digital Access WA Project Key Initiatives
Discovery Project: Amplifying Voices of People with Disability
This inspiring video campaign will engage, listen to, and amplify the voices of people with disability to advocate directly for the changes needed to improve digital accessibility.
Accessibility Training Initiative: Workshops and Online Learning for Digital Accessibility
The Accessibility Training initiative offers both in-person and online learning opportunities to support organisations in their understanding and implementation of digital access. We will present a series of informative workshops across metropolitan and regional WA, and provide online educational resources. This initiative is not exclusive to organisations engaged elsewhere in the project, and we warmly encourage anyone wanting to enhance their knowledge of digital accessibility to attend.
Accessibility Journey: Audit to Implementation Roadmaps
As part of this project, we will select organisations through an expression of interest process to be provided with free accessibility audits to evaluate their current level of digital accessibility. Using the audit findings, these organisations will receive a customised ‘accessibility roadmap’ outlining the steps and fixes needed to improve and maintain accessibility for their websites and digital services. This approach ensures that organisations are equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how to realise their access goals and take practical steps to achieve them.
Engage, Survey, Report: Measuring the Impact of Digital Access in WA
In partnership with the Behaviour Change Collective, the Digital Advocacy Project aims to measure its impact and determine digital access standards in Western Australia. This collaboration with behavioural research and change experts will help to ensure that these project initiatives are effective and make a sustainable impact on enhancing digital accessibility for people with disability.