AccessibilityOz is an accessibility consultancy with clients across Australia. Gian Wild, the founder and Director, has worked on the accessibility of various Government projects for fourteen years. AccessibilityOz is a W3C Member and an IBM Business Partner.
AccessibilityOz has worked with the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian Government Information Management Office and Smart Services QLD in implementing the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines in a national and/or state context.
We focus on accessibility so you don’t have to
Gian Wild, the founder and Director of AccessibilityOz spent six years on the international Working Group contributing to the development of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Version 2.0. These guidelines were recently endorsed by the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Government Information Management Office for use across Australia. Recently all state governments and COAG have followed suit.
At a federal level, the Australian Government Information Management Office has released a Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy which AccessibilityOz is responsible for implementing for several federal Government departments (Australian Public Services Commission, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, GeoScience Australia and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority). At a state level, AccessibilityOz wrote the updated eGovernment Accessibility Toolkit which is the Victorian standard for accessibility requirements.
Although AccessibilityOz’s head office is in Melbourne, we have clients across Australia. We have worked with departments as varied as Museum Victoria, Office for Environment and Heritage in Sydney, to Energex in Brisbane. Other clients include Macquarie University, VicHealth, Legal Aid Queensland, Disability Advisory Resource Unit, National Gallery of Victoria and the Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW. We are also pleased to be able to say that we have worked for every single Victorian Government State department.
Senior consultants at AccessibilityOz have been interviewed on the state of the web (most recently by The West Australian), written many articles on the area of accessibility (for example, A List Apart and Sitepoint), run numerous seminars and spoken at many conferences (most recently at Edge of the Web in Perth and the Local Government Web Network conference in Sydney).