Fremantle’s Centre for Accessibility officially launched

Fremantle’s Centre for Accessibility officially launched

THE Centre for Accessibility is a not-for-profit collaboration working to promote digital access was officially launched last week .

The online website provides resources for organisations to ensure their online resources are accessible.

Minister for Disabilities Services Stephen Dawson officially opened the centre.

Mr Dawson said people with disabilities would actively lead the centre.

“Organisations have a vital role to play to breaking down the barriers to digital accessibility,” he said.

“It is a great example of a program which provides connections to services and supporting the community.

“The centre is leading the way for a more inclusive future for all members of the community.”

The opening of accessibility centre last week.

Former DADAA chair Helen Erringtonsaid she was honoured to be part of this social movement.

“We have often been left out of social movements only to be an afterthought which I consider to be an insult or the soft bigotry of low expectations,” she said.

“I discovered just how much access to the internet and the digital world has influenced and contributed to the quality richness and purpose of my life, particular since I retired.”

Ms Errington spoke of the how digital access allowed for greater independence, gain a sense of belonging and get to become a player not just on being on the sidelines.

The project is designed to be a meeting point between developers and the people who benefit from and require accessible design.

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