The MoneySmart website is run by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to help ordinary Australians take steps to improve their personal finances.
The MoneySmart website is one of the key initiatives in the National Financial Capability Strategy and has won more than 10 awards (for website and apps) since it went live in 2011.
However, like the approach of many teams, accessibility was not always top of mind at the outset, but then things changed. Learn from the MoneySmart team about their ‘light bulb moments’ of when they recognised accessibility made sense, and then how they shared knowledge across the team to ensure accessibility was baked into everyone’s day-to-day work.
ASIC is the corporate, markets and financial services and consumer credit regulator. ASIC's regulatory role includes helping consumers and investors protect themselves against unfair or illegal conduct in financial services and consumer credit. Since July 2008, ASIC has been the government agency with overall responsibility for financial literacy.
Note: Numbers for attending this event are restricted.
Overview of the Evening
6.00pm - 6.30pm: Registration, networking and light refreshments
6.30pm - 7.10pm: Introduction and presentation from Kaylene and Adam
7.10pm - 7.30pm: Q&A and closing
Kaylene Rutherford is an interaction designer who has worked with the MoneySmart team for seven years. As an accessibility advocate, her vision was to make accessibility simple and relevant to ensure all content creators, digital designers and web developers baked accessibility into their day-to-day work.
Adam Golightly is the technical lead for MoneySmart web development and mobile app creation. He has worked on the MoneySmart website since its first generation in 2011 and is currently working on the next generation website where the team is embracing new accessible technologies.
Thank you to our venue partner ASIC (asic.gov.au) and ASIC’s MoneySmart website (moneysmart.gov.au) for supporting this meetup by providing the venue, support team and light refreshments.