The 2019 Australian Access Awards were held last week and NPCG won the “Not
for Profit” category. This is a national award that recognises organisations that have made their websites accessible for people with a print disability including people with a vision impairment. An accessible website allows people with a vision impairment to navigate independently around the site without having to ask a sighted person to do it for them. There are many factors considered in making a website accessible some are: every image being audio described, the type and size of font used, colour contrast and how they navigate thewebsite. NPCG shared the winning podium with the Coles Online shopping website, ANZ Bank app, ABC News app, the South Australian Government and the overall winner Shenton College. All winners went home with a Golden Carrot Award which is representative of organisations being proactive about accessibility (the carrot) rather that only responding to negative or punitive feedback (the stick).
Congratulations to all winners and we look forward to a time when access is the norm.