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Australian Legal and Policy Resources 

 

This section includes resources dealing with  legal issues and disabilities in Australia.  It is divided into sections and these resources may appear in more than one place.  The information will include papers, case law, and various Australian laws and policies that cover people with disabilities.   If you know of  laws or resources on the Internet that deal with this subject, please contact us, at: icdri@icdri.org.  

 

Requesting the assistance of the Internet community to adapt Macromedia's Accessibility Solutions Guidelines for use in Australia  

Accessibility of electronic commerce and new service and information technologies for older Australians and people with a disability. 

ACCESSIBLE E-COMMERCE IN AUSTRALIA
 http://www.softspeak.com.au/ecrep10.htm
Prepared By Tim Noonan
SoftSpeak Computer Services
On Behalf of Blind Citizens Australia
With Funding from The Commonwealth Government's 'AccessAbility Grants Program'

 Aussie Mental Health Directory

Australian Online Accessibility Resource
http://www.dcita.gov.au/accessability/

 Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Federal Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Accessability: Online Access for People with Disabilities

Guidelines for Commonwealth Information Published in Electronic Formats including "Equal Access: Disability Discrimination Act Advisory Notes"

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission's investigation: Access to electronic commerce and new services and information technologies for older Australians and people with a disability including World Wide Web page accessibility audit

Discussion: Disability Standards and Guidelines related to the DDA 

New South Wales, Australia

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in Australia has cited Cynthia in  "Working paper for e-commerce reference: web  accessibility." This paper is the result of the reference given to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission by the Attorney-General on access by older Australians and people with a disability to electronic commerce and new information and service technologies. They cite directly out of Cynthia Waddell's Digital Divide paper
http://www.hreoc.gov.au/disability_rights/current_inquiries/ecom/Webworking_
paper.htm
 

 

 

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