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The Digital Access WA Project

The Digital Access WA 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.

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Get Involved: Help to improve Digital Access WA.

We’re looking for like-minded partners and individuals to help us achieve our goal of enhancing digital access across Western Australia. If you’re interested in joining the project, here are two opportunities to get started:

Expression of Interest for Free Website Accessibility Audit

Not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply with an expression of interest to receive a free accessibility audit of their website, and a customised roadmap of recommendations. This is an incredible opportunity to evaluate your current level of digital accessibility and identify areas and practical steps for improvement.

Read more: Expressions of Interest for Free Website Accessibility Audit

Casting Call! Talent for the Discovery Project Video Series 

We’re looking for people with a disability to participate in a paid professional videos series showcasing how they use digital technologies in their daily lives. If you or someone you know would be a great fit, please let us know.

Read more: Expressions of Interest for Talent Discovery

Stay tuned for more opportunities to get involved, including upcoming workshops throughout Western Australia. Keep an eye on CFA Australia’s news and social media channels for more information.

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. We’re inviting expressions of interest from people with disability living in Perth to participate in paid roles for this professional video series. We aim to highlight the significance of accessibility in all our daily lives.

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.