Digital Accessibility in New Zealand2021|26:38
Despite the very real need, there is a generally low understanding of digital accessibility in NZ. There is also a low level of compliance with the accessibility guidelines that are available. Recent research conducted by Access Advisors shows that 97.5% of the top 1000 homepages in New Zealand have some form of accessibility errors, making it difficult for people with disabilities to use. But the increasing pervasiveness of technology means that if we don't consider accessibility from the beginning, we are excluding a significant proportion of the population from using our services and buying our goods. There is also a strong push to get government to implement long awaited legislation that will make it illegal to have inaccessible websites, mobile apps, software etc. Now is the time to think about how to integrate accessibility into your development processes to connect for a better future.