Accessibility refers to the design of products, services, and spaces that are usable by as many people as possible, accounting for a diverse range of individuals, including people with disabilities and temporary limitations, the elderly, pregnant people, neurodivergent people, and people with literacy difficulties. Accessibility benefits everyone, as it aims to remove barriers and provide equal access to information, technology, and physical spaces for all individuals.
- agricultural technology (AgTech)
AgTech or AgriTech is short for Agricultural Technology. It refers to the use of scientific techniques and innovative technologies that aim to improve the efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of the agriculture industry.
- Critical thinking
Critical thinking means examining (analysing) a situation in detail and using evidence to make a judgement (evaluating) from an objective point of view. Critical thinking doesn’t have to be negative all the time, nor does it mean always pointing out the faults in an issue. A good critical thinker asks good questions, recognises and challenges biases (including their own), doesn’t accept everything as true, finds credible sources, and reflects on their own understanding of ideas.
- Fast fashion
'Fast fashion' refers to clothing that is mass-produced quickly to keep up with the latest trends and sold cheaply. The fast fashion industry encourages a high level of consumerism and is known to be detrimental to the environment.
The average of a set of numbers
The middle value in a set of numbers
The number that appears most often in a set of numbers
Per annum = each year
STEM is a commonly used term in education and is used to refer to a collection of interrelated technical disciplines. It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Referred to either as 'superannuation' or just 'super'. During your working life, your employer/s must pay an amount of money into a special account every time you are paid your salary. For example, in 2023, if you make $70,000 per year, Australian employers must pay at least $7,350 per year into your super, on top of your salary. This money is for you to live on when you reach pension age and retire.
- Sustainability literacy
A person who possesses the knowledge, skills, and mindset of sustainability literacy recognises the importance of building a sustainable future. They can make informed and effective decisions to this end by considering a balance between social wellbeing, economic stability, and care for the environment.
- UN SDG
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of goals with targets and methods, shared by a global partnership of developed and developing nations. They focus on a range of interconnected issues and aim to improve sustainability and quality of life globally.
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are technical standards that help designers create content that is accessible and can be easily used by everyone. WCAG 2.1 has three levels of accessibility compliance: A, AA, and AAA.
Level A compliance means that the content meets the most basic accessibility requirements, while Level AA meets more advanced criteria and is often the standard requirement in design. Level AAA is the highest, and preferable, level of accessibility compliance.
While the WCAG guidelines were originally developed for digital content, the principles and techniques can also be applied to non-digital products and services, such as physical spaces, customer service processes, and product design.