This week, Intopia launched its second Assistive Technology Survey, aimed at highlighting the trends and use of assistive technology by Australian and New Zealanders that have a disability.

Over the past decade, surveys such as the WebAIM Screen Reader Survey have provided important insights to organisations on how they need to make their online products and services more inclusive and accessible to everyone. Typically, less than 5% of people who take part are from Australia or New Zealand. This survey will identify how Australians and New Zealanders use technology and assistive technology. It will provide important insights to government and corporate sectors on how assistive technologies are used on products and services, and considerations to put the needs of users first.

The survey can be completed by any person over the age of 18 in Australia or New Zealand that has a disability and uses any form of assistive technology to help them navigate the digital world, or any accessibility setting on their computer or mobile devices. Nearly every question in the survey is optional, which means that you only share the information that you’re comfortable with sharing. The survey is also anonymous.

The survey will be open until the middle of the year. A snapshot of the results from the survey will be provided on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (Thursday 18 May), with full results to be released early in the second half of the year. All results will be made publicly available through the Intopia website for free.

You can participate in the Assistive Technology survey through the Intopia website. If you have any questions about the survey, you can contact us

Results from the first Assistive Technology survey are also available.