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Media Release: New technology drives an accessible content future

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Blogpost: Creating tools that drive an accessible future

Introducing the Document Accessibility Toolbar video

Transcript - Introducing the Document Accessibility Toolbar

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Audio files of spokespeople and Vision Australia clients

Vision Australia National Manager Digital Access Neil King talks about the business benefits of the DAT and how it is levelling the playing field for access to information.

Transcript - Neil King

ACCAN Director of Operations - Deputy CEO Narelle Clark talks about funding the DAT through their competitive grant scheme.

Transcript - Narelle Clark

Vision Australia Advocacy Advisor Karen Taranto talks about how consumers can use the DAT to self-advocate to organisations that produce inaccessible content.

Transcript - Karen Taranto

Vision Australia client Jack Tyrrell talks about the frustrations of reading inaccessible information using adaptive technology.

Transcript - Jack Tyrrell

Microsoft Australia Corporate Affairs Manager David Masters talks about how the DAT will support content authors to create accessible content.

Transcript - David Masters

Vision Australia chair Andrew Moffat talks about the importance of accessible information and innovation in the disability sector.

Transcript - Andrew Moffat

Vision Australia client Caroline Lane shares her experience of managing accessible information while studying.

Transcript - Caroline Lane


Images of the Document Accessibility Toolbar

Alternative text: Word document with a selected image and the Set alt-text dialog box open. User can type the alt-text in the dialog box. The Document Accessibility Toolbar sits at the top of the Word window.

Caption: Applying a description to an image using the DAT's one step alt-text function.

Colour contrast: Word document with the Find Insufficient Colour Contrast dialog box and the Colour Contrast Determinator dialog box. The Determinator box contains input fields for RGB colour and HSL colour selector sliders.

Caption: The DAT easily identifies and remediates colour contrast issues.

DAT overview table type: Word document with a selected data table and the Set table type dialog box open. The dialog box has 4 radio buttons that allow users to set the table type.

Caption: Tables can be easily optimised for accessibility by selecting the appropriate radio button.

Trial the Document Accessibility Toolbar