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Websites should be accessible.

I run an editing and writing business called Artful Words. A few years ago I made a website for my business. Now I am creating a new one. It is important to me that my website is accessible to all visitors. I have been learning a lot about this. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines discuss issues with website accessibility. I need to think about these as I build my new website. Development, design and content all matter. There are also tools I can use to check the accessibility of my new website.
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Featured article from Rights and policies

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Is the plan on the right track?

You can help the Victorian government to do a better job for people with a disability. The government wants to make sure the Victorian State Disability Plan is on the right track and making the changes that matter to people with a disability. The plan is the ideas the government has to improve the lives of people with a disability. The government is asking people with a disability who are over 18 and living in Victoria to answer some questions. The questions will take between five and 15 minutes to do. The questions will be available for you to answer until 29 May 2015.
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Featured article from Arts and Entertainment

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A compelling tale.

A compelling tale.

Kurt Fearnley has won three gold medals for wheelchair racing at the Paralympic Games. He has raced in many marathons and crawled over the tough Kokoda track in Papua New Guinea. In his book, “Pushing the Limits: Life, Marathons & Kokoda” he shows what people with disabilities can do. He says it is important for everyone to be treated the same. He writes how his family and friends taught him to have self-confidence and not give up. His determination helped him to become a great athlete.
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I used the iPhone 5C.

I used an iphone 5C.

CamFind is a free and easy to use phone application that allows you to identify objects by taking photos. CamFind can be a helpful tool, especially for a person without sight. BrailleTouch is a program that allows you to type on an iPhone touch screen, using a Braille keyboard. While I found this application a bit frustrating to use, I like the idea of it.
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Featured article from Arts and Entertainment

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RJ Mitte is in high demand.

Many characters with disabilities appeared in major films last year. They were in films like “The Theory of Everything”, “Still Alice”, “Gone Girl” and “American Sniper”. But just about all those characters were played by actors who did not have the character’s disability. Characters with disabilities are rarely seen in Australian movies and on television. Australian actress Kate Hood says not enough scripts are being written by writers with disabilities about people with disabilities. Casting agencies find it hard to get roles for people with disabilities. Actors Equity wants more characters with disabilities played by actors with disabilities.
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