Disability groups call for national digital accessibility roadmap as new Infosys research reveals digital inclusion gap
On International Day of People with Disability, Infosys (NYSE: INFY) a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting has released a first-of its kind report: Exploring digital accessibility priorities and investments in Australia and New Zealand organisations. The study assessed for the first time, how far 670 organisations across Australia (570) and New Zealand (100) are on their digital accessibility journey. It found, when it comes to digital accessibility adoption, like creating screen-reader friendly websites or adding subtitles to audio-visual media, almost half are yet to make any significant improvements to online touchpoints for customers and employees or are only at the infancy. In response, disability access groups are calling on Australian organisations to prioritise digital accessibility, recommending more collaboration and industry benchmarking.