The central message of this report is that the impact of digital regulation should be viewed through the prism of human rights law. Government attempts to control the digital world pose an inevitable tension between two fundamental human rights - fair access to the internet...
This research suggests the single most effective strategy for achieving digital inclusion in Sarawak is to provide remote villages with reliable, affordable, publicly accessible internet infrastructure.
Territorians are being encouraged to help shape the digital future of the Northern Territory by having their say on this government discussion paper.
In setting out the first findings of the Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII), this report provides our most comprehensive picture yet of Australians’ online participation. The ADII has been created to measure the level of digital inclusion across the Australian population, and to monitor this...
FECCA have released its consultation report, ‘Digital Access and Equity for Multicultural Communities’.
The Australian Government is investing in the digital transformation agenda to drive innovation and make it easier for individuals and businesses to access government services.
The move to digital government...
The Cognitive Disability Digital Accessibility Guide was created by Media Access Australia to provide guidance on how best to address accessibility-related issues for people with cognitive disability in a digital media context.
Such disabilities include acquired brain injury (ABI), autism, dementia, developmental disability, Down...
This discussion paper considers the impacts of a rapidly changing communications environment on the existing communications accessibility framework.
Summary The Department of Communications has issued a consultation paper: 'Communications accessibility: 2016 and beyond' and seeks submissions on the future of accessible telecommunications options,...
GLAM peak bodies and institutions in Australia have put together case studies of ways in which digital access to collections have made a positive impact on people's lives.Providing valuable resources for researchers Fuelling innovation Keeping indigenous languages and customs alive Retelling the Anzac...
This paper explores the digital divide between urban and rural communities, and how this impacts regional development.
Australian municipal governments have lagged behind many of their international counterparts in local public broadband provision. However, by 2014 there are signs that the gap is closing, with significant new investment in public wi-fi by city governments across Australia. This article contextualises the current interest...
This UK guide is intended as best practice advice for the cultural sector to develop new ways of using emerging technologies to share digital content and find new ways to engage with wider audiences.
Empirical research into the digitisation of collections in Australian museums, galleries, libraries and archives suggests that copyright law affects what material is digitised and how it is made accessible. This article analyses digitisation within cultural institutions in light of the Digital Agenda reforms of 2000...