Access Denied?

Max Data realises the need to build accessible web solutions, which came to Australia from US after a lawsuit of National Federation of the Blind vs Target Corporation, resulting in Target Corporation being forced to pay millions of dollars in attorney’s fees, costs to the plaintiffs and fully redesign all its online facilities . The first public and loud case making an industry leader to pay millions, for having a poor web design, resulted in a large number of complaints, lawsuits and settlements Wall Street Journal and Times regularly bring attention to the vastly increasing number of lawsuits over web accessibility mentioning multi-million lawsuits against Netflix, eBay, Ticketmaster and Monster.com
And now it is in Australia: blind woman launches court action against coles over its website and that is just the beginning.

Should I be concerned?

The Australian Government has endorsed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 for all government websites. Accessibility requirements for websites are mandated under government policy, legislation, and through whole-of-government commitments.
In November 2009, the Online and Communications Council (OCC) endorsed WCAG 2.0, requiring all Australian, state and territory government websites to conform to the guidelines to meet WCAG 2.0 Level A by December 2012. The Secretaries’ ICT Governance Board (SIGB) extended the requirement for Australian Government (Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997) (FMA Act) agencies to conform to WCAG 2.0 Level AA standard by December 2014.
The web accessibility of the online presence for the commercial as well as the private companies is also likely to be enforced very soon, as under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 agencies must ensure that people with disabilities have the same fundamental rights to access information and services as others in the community. Furthermore, in 2008, the Australian Government ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) , which specifically recognises that access to information, communications and services, including the internet, is a human right.

Why use Max Data to improve accessibility of your web solutions?

  • Extensive industry experience (delivering WCAG compliant solutions for government organisations from 2008)
  • Max data uses a testing team of WCAG compliance certified professionals to validate the end products
  • Max Data works in close collaboration with multiple accessibility testing organisations
  • Affordability.
Do not get us wrong, we are not the only team who can help you to make your solutions accessible. You can contact get your solutions fully tested yourself, you can educate your IT team to deliver accessible solution or you can contact us for free automated assessment of your website or use our team to ensure your solutions are accessible for the fraction of the costs.

What we offer

Maximum Data Solutions provides wide range of services to help organisations assess and improve accessibility of their web solutions:

  • Use our free accessibility assessment tool, by simply entering a url of your web page and your email address and one of our representatives will contact you shortly with the results of our automated testing
    Your page information
    , or
  • Contact us to perform sample or comprehensive testing of your web solutions at very affordable prices, or
  • Let our team assist you in making your solutions accessible with the minimal changes to your website. We offer the broad range of services from a set of basic recommendations to the whole redevelopment of your website

Our processes are very simple: