July 2024

From the President’s Desk

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July 2024 eNews

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter! As winter sets in with its chilly embrace, I hope you are all keeping dry, warm and cozy. 

I am thrilled to introduce our new intern, Jenan Aburahmeh, who will be taking over the tasks from Anushka. Jenan has hit the ground running, already diving into following up on our grant opportunities. Please take a moment to read more about Jenan in the article below. 

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Announcing the Appointment of Our New Co-CEOs: Paul Dovas and Lance Rickards 

Firstly, a huge thank you to Nan Bosler and Jim Parker for their support in helping us with our CEO recruitment campaign. 

We had an incredible response for our advertisement, with nearly forty applicants with backgrounds from industry, community & social services, and government. We interviewed ten stand-out candidates with demonstrable prior experience in a CEO role and proven achievements in creating successful organisations and helping them scale. We have decided to proceed with two excellent people who will partner as Co-Chief Executive Officers for ASCCA and lead us into our next phase of evolution. Their respective skill sets are highly complementary, and we believe that this will be the right model to accelerate ASCCA’s growth and in turn support you, our member clubs.  

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Introducing Our New Intern: Jenan Aburahmeh

Jenan is a young woman wearing a light pink hijab and a dark denim jacket. She is standing against a plain light-coloured wall and is smiling gently at the camera.

We are delighted to welcome our new intern, Jenan Aburahmeh, to the ASCCA family. Jenan joins us through the generous support of the McCusker Foundation and the University of Western Australia. We are grateful to the Centre for Accessibility Australia for kindly hosting Jenan in their office space once again. 

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A New Chapter for Our Clubs Forums: Seeking Your Input

A screenshot of a virtual meeting with eight participants in separate video call windows. The participants include William in a home office, Natika with an ASCCA background, Jennifer in a plain room, Ralph in a home office, Marilyn in a living room with a grandfather clock, John in a modern living room, Jeanette in a home setting, and Irith with a background of a building arch. Each person is looking towards the camera.

Our June Clubs Forum marked the conclusion of our current series, as the Round 9 Be Connected Capacity Building funding has come to an end. These forums have been a valuable platform for sharing knowledge, discussing issues, and building a stronger community within ASCCA. 

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Apple’s iOS 18 Transforming iPhone 15Pro and Pro Max 

Article Credit: Centre for Accessibility Australia 

A hand holding a smartphone displaying the iOS 18 control centre interface. The control centre shows various settings such as calculator, stopwatch, alarms, home, wallet, timer, dark mode, capture, and clock. The background features a blurred computer keyboard and desk, with the text ‘iOS 18’ prominently displayed on the left side of the image. Colourful square icons are positioned on the right side of the image.

iOS 18 is set to transform the user experience on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max with enhanced accessibility options for the Action button! From Control Centre Toggles to customisable shortcuts, this update offers a range of new features designed to meet diverse needs. 

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The Importance of Setting Up and Maintaining Multi-Factor Authentication 

A person using online banking on a laptop while holding a smartphone. The laptop screen displays an online banking portal, showing account details and transaction history. The smartphone screen shows a notification for multi-factor authentication (MFA) with options to approve or decline a login attempt.

In today’s digital age, securing our online accounts has never been more crucial. For many of us, our email accounts hold the keys to a vast array of online services, from banking and shopping to social media and communication. This is especially true for seniors who may have accumulated many years’ worth of accounts under a single email address. One of the most effective ways to protect these accounts is by setting up and maintaining Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). 

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