16/12/2019

The department’s Online Accessibility Toolkit has received two accolades at the Australian Access Awards on 12 December 2019.

Photo of Australian Access Awards for the Online Accessibility ToolkitFacilitated by the Centre for Accessibility, the annual Australian Access Awards celebrate exemplar work being done to bridge the digital divide and ensure all people, including those with a disability, can freely interact online.

A high calibre of finalists were in attendance at the awards night, including Coles, ANZ Bank and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Developed in partnership with Vision Australia and the Royal Society for the Blind, the toolkit won Government Website of the Year and Accessibility Initiative of the Year.

Our department’s Office for Digital Government was also recognised for human rights leadership as a finalist in the government category for the 2019 Australian Human Rights Awards.

With one in five people living with a disability, organisations are being encouraged to utilise the Online Accessibility Toolkit in the early stages of new projects and initiatives.

Read more about the winners from the Centre for Accessibility website.