Check Your Domain Name

websiteThe Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) reported that around 1,000 Australian domain names currently fail to be renewed each day. The time and money spent renewing a domain name is minimal, typically about $15 a year. However, if a business fails to do this, the domain name can easily end up on the 'dropped domains' website, for others to register and sell. 

Whoever has control over the domain name can set up a basic e-mail service and capture your password reset e-mails, leading cybercriminals to gain control of:

  • confidential documents of former clients,
  • confidential documents of the former practice,
  • confidential e-mail correspondence, and
  • personal information of former clients.

The ACSC has published advice on the threat and prevention measures a small business can take here.

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Trends in Web Development: CEO of Butterfly, John Anderton, presents a free 30-minute webinar focussing on the new technologies and processes for website development covering software engineering best practices. 

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Mobile Accessibility

mobile88% of Australians own a smartphone and 70% of those use their smartphone to go online. A mobile responsive website is one that adapts to the screen size of the device that is being used to view the page. This section takes you on a three-step journey supported by resources to:

  1. understand what mobile accessibility is and why it's important, 
  2. see how mobile accessibility technology could be used by your disability business and access supports to learn how you can begin to implement it, 
  3. connect with expert services that are ready to help you make mobile accessibility happen for your organisation, including special arrangements for the disability sector.

*This website is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorised, or sponsored by any of the resources provided. 

What is mobile accessibility?

 Today, over two billion people use smartphones across the globe and the numbers continue to rapidly grow. As a result, smartphones are opening fresh new opportunities for commerce. How responsive is your website? If you aren't sure, take a look at these resources to understand more about mobile accessibility and how it could add value to your business. 

FactsheetFact sheet 

Why your small business should be mobile friendly: this fact sheet will walk you through the basics of why responsive website design is key to your business. 

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How will mobile accessibility help my business?

The following resources will show you why mobile accessibility is important and how you can implement it to improve the customer experience on your website.

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7 ways to make your content mobile friendly: this article will show you how to ensure your website is providing a good online experience for customers on mobile in 7 steps.

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Mobile accessibility 102 - mobile web techniques: this free webinar will teach you about web accessibility development techniques for mobile devices and testing with mobile screen readers.

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How can I implement mobile accessibility?

If you would like support and advice on implementing mobile accessibility for your business, the resources below will help you to connect with mobile accessibility expert services recognised for their knowledge of the needs of disability services.

Australian Capital Territory:

New South Wales:

Northern Territory:

Queensland:

South Australia:

Tasmania:

Victoria:

Western Australia:

Disability Accessibility

disabilityDigital accessibility is the process of making digital products (websites, mobile apps, and other digital tools & technologies) accessible to everyone.

It is about providing all users access to the same information, regardless of the impairments they may have.

This section takes you on a three-step journey supported by resources to:

 

  1. understand what disability accessibility is and why it's important, 
  2. see how disability accessibility technology could be used by your disability business and access supports to learn how you can begin to implement it, 
  3. connect with expert services that are ready to help you make disability accessibility happen for your organisation, including special arrangements for the disability sector.

*This website is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorised, or sponsored by any of the resources provided. 

What is disability accessibility?

One in five Australians lives with a disability so ensuring that your website is inclusive and easy to use is a necessity. Websites are used in many different contexts and by users with a wide range of needs, so taking the time to consider accessibility is important to make your website an enjoyable experience for all. 

FactsheetFact sheet

Introduction to web accessibility: this fact sheet will explain the importance of website accessibility for your business. 

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How will disability accessibility help my business?

The following resources will show you why disability accessibility is important and how you can implement it to improve your customer experience.

ArticleArticle

Making your website accessible: this article will show you how you can take steps to ensure your website is accessible to everyone.

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Web accessibility perspectives - explore the impact and benefits for everyone: this collection of free webinars will show you the many ways you can make your website accessible to people with a range of needs. 

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How can I implement disability accessibility?

If you would like support and advice on implementing disability accessibility for your business, the resources below will help you to connect with disability accessibility expert services recognised for their knowledge of the needs of disability services.

Australian Capital Territory:

New South Wales:

Northern Territory:

Queensland:

South Australia:

Tasmania:

Victoria:

Western Australia: