First Accessible Aboriginal School Website
This week Edu Net Solutions proudly launched the first Aboriginal school website in South Australia. We developed this website for Koonibba Aboriginal School. Just like all our websites released after the launch of South Australian Government’s Online Accessibility policy, this website was developed with our Level AA compliant template, previously audited by Vision Australia.
In October this year, Vision Australia published an important article, which discusses the Royal Commission’s investigation into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people living with disabilities. Following this report, Vision Australia has highlighted the need for schools and educational departments around the country to address systemic issues faced by students who are vision impaired.
In their recent survey, Vision Australia found that students who are blind or have low vision generally experience a number of challenges. These include a lack of access to educational material, as most documents are in inaccessible formats, and inadequate support from specialist staff. Sadly, it is also common for students to also experience discrimination, harassment or victimisation
Edu Net Solutions stays committed to developing policy compliant school websites. We were the first web development company in South Australia to develop an accessible educational website . We believe that a progressive and inclusive school website is one that can be accessed by all members of our community; bright colours and unwelcome animation must not be the main feature.
Edu Net Solutions is currently working on exciting projects at a national level related to online accessibility, stay tuned for our updates!
Image of Aborginal painting was supplied by Koonibba Aboriginal School and used with their authorization for this blog post.