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Laetitia Thompson from Centre for Accessibility Australia

Innovative QR Codes Transform Packaging Accessibility for People Who Are Blind or with Low Vision.

By Laetitia L. Thompson, Senior Digital Content Editor at the Centre for Accessibility, Australia.

A pioneering solution is transforming packaging accessibility for individuals who are blind or with low vision. Developed by UK-based Zappar, these groundbreaking QR codes are tailored to provide essential product information with ease. These specialised ‘accessible QR codes’ have made their debut on UK store shelves, marking the collaboration of technology and social responsibility.

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Laetitia Thompson from Centre for Accessibility Australia

Google Introduces Image-to-Text Feature for Enhanced Accessibility in Chrome on ChromeOS.

By Laetitia L. Thompson, Senior Digital Content Editor at the Centre for Accessibility, Australia.

Google has unveiled a new image-to-text feature in Chrome on ChromeOS. This functionality aims to assist screen readers in working with PDFs, particularly when images lack alt-text descriptions. With the ability to analyze image contents and convert text saved as an image back into machine-accessible text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, this feature enables users who are blind or with low vision, to access PDF content more effectively.

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Our Community Awards –  Nominations open 

The 2023 Not-for-profit Treasurers’ Awards are open and we’re sharing to encourage you to participate in this free recognition and awards program for your club. 

The awards are designed to recognise the contribution that not-for-profit treasurers make to their community groups, to the not-for-profit sector and to Australian society, Our Community would love your help in celebrating our community treasurers (and we’d love to see some ASCCA clubs celebrating their Treasurers!)

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Brett’s Scam Watch

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EOFY Scams 

As the financial year draws to a close in Australia, it’s essential to remain vigilant against scammers who often exploit this time of the year to target us. These fraudsters employ various tactics, such as email and SMS phishing, to deceive people into divulging sensitive financial information or making fraudulent payments.

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Adult Learners Week 2022

September 1 – 8, 2022

The year’s #ALW2022 theme promotes the power of learning to recharge, rejuvenate and reconfigure the course of people’s lives, so join in the fun and get your #ALW2022 events registered on the ALW website.

Plus if you register your event/s before 5 August 2022, you will have the chance to win 1 of 20 x $200.00 grants to support your #ALW2022 event.

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