Accessibility December 2023

Celebrating Success: Gala Dinner, 2023 Australian Access Awards.

Group of cheerful people of various ages and backgrounds standing on stage at the Access Awards ceremony. They are smiling and waving, celebrating their achievements. Some hold award certificates and plaques. In the foreground is a transparent green banner with the text 'Access Awards' in grey.

In a night filled with recognition, applause, and a celebration of digital inclusivity, the Centre for Accessibility Australia orchestrated a triumphant Gala Dinner celebrating the 2023 Australian Access Awards. Whether you were basking in the ambiance of ANZAC House or virtually joining the festivities from the comfort of your home (as did Jennifer), we extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who contributed to making this evening an unforgettable success.

A round of applause goes out to all the finalists who showcased outstanding commitment to accessibility. Your dedication is shaping a more inclusive digital landscape for all Australians.

Now, without further ado, let’s raise the curtain on the well-deserved winners:

  • Not for Profit / Community App of the Year: Nature Play WA
  • Not for Profit / Community Website of the Year: Deafblind Information Australia
  • Government Website of the Year: City of Cockburn
  • Government App of the Year: myGov – Services Australia
  • Educational Website of the Year: One Classroom – School of Special Education Needs: Disability (SSEND)
  • Educational App of the Year: Moodle
  • Corporate Website of the Year (commercial): Telstra Corporation
  • Corporate App of the Year (commercial): Bendigo Bank
  • Initiative of the Year: SAGE automation – See Me

Hall of Fame:

  • Accessibility Advocate of the Year: Vithya Vijayakumare
  • Accessibility Specialist of the Year: Dr. Liddy Nevile
  • Accessible App of the Year: Bendigo Bank
  • Accessible Website of the Year: Deafblind Information Australia, City of Cockburn

A huge congratulations to all the winners for their remarkable contributions to the field of accessibility.

Thank you, Centre for Accessibility Australia, for curating an evening that not only celebrated achievements but also fueled our collective commitment to a future where accessibility is at the forefront.

Here’s to a digitally inclusive tomorrow!