This week, Intopia launched the first ever Assistive Technology Survey, aimed at highlighting the trends and use of assistive technology by Australians 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, 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, and will take about 10-15 minutes to complete.
The survey will be open until the 5th of May. High-level results from the survey will be released on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which this year will be held on Thursday May 20. Full results will be released in June 2021. All results will be made publicly available through the Intopia website for free.
Intopia acknowledges the support of Blind Citizens Australia, Blind Citizens New Zealand, VisAbility, Royal Society for the Blind and Next Sense in the development of the Assistive Technology Survey.