ChatGPT from an Accessibility Perspective

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This month the hottest topic (especially after our recent Clubs Forum) has to be ChatGPT and how AI and machine learning are quickly becoming more and more relevant in all that we do.  
Nicholas Kapirnas, Junior Digital Accessibility Analyst at the Centre for Accessibility Australia, in which ASCCA Director Dr Scott Hollier is heavily involved, discusses how AI-based chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard AI service can be helpful for people with disabilities.

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NBN News

The nbn® Medical Alarm Register will be closing to new registrants on 30 June 2023 after almost eight years of supporting around 200,000 medically vulnerable and older Australians to migrate their medical alarms and phone and internet services to the nbn network. 

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Safer Internet Day 2023

February 7th 2023

Safer Internet Day is a global event that brings together communities, families, schools and organisations from more than 200 countries to help create safer online spaces.

This worldwide initiative is celebrating 20 years in 2023, making it a great time to reflect as well as look forward.

Technology has evolved dramatically in the past two decades and the benefits have been huge. These developments have also exposed us to many risks with real-world impacts, making online safety awareness even more important.  

That’s why we are calling on Australians to Connect. Reflect. Protect. 

Connect safely and with purpose – by keeping apps and devices secure and using social media in positive ways. 

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Be Connected Update

ASCCA SWADE Project Be Connected Capacity Builder

I hope that everyone has had a relaxing and stress-free time over the course of the last few months.  I know that the festive season has been challenging for many communities around Australia with record breaking flooding at one extreme and some nasty bush fires at the other around the country.  here in the Kimberley we have been cut off from Perth by road during the course of the once in a hundred year event at Fitzroy Crossing, knocking out Highway #1’s single lane bridge that connected us to the rest of our state (and connected the two halves of Fitzroy Crossing itself, when the river peaked at 15.8m). 

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SWADE – Be Connected on the Road!

Digital Mentor training set up in Bunbury Museum's old school room

Our latest round of face to face Be Connected Digital Mentor training has just finished up at the end of November.  Tik travelled to Bunbury, Kalgoorlie and Geraldton to deliver these three one day-long workshops to members of Museums and Galleries in and around regional, West Australian cities. 

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