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Removing CAPTCHA to give access for all

Telstra News

Posted on September 23, 2014

3 min read

If you’re a regular reader of Telstra Exchange you might have noticed something different about this page today. Have a look around and see if you can spot it.

It’s not the colour spectrum at the top, it’s not the page layout… it’s that there’s no longer a field at the bottom of the page asking you a question to prove you’re a human and not a robot before you can post a comment.

That’s right, we’ve killed CAPTCHA.

Why? Because we want all our customers to have a brilliant experience with us, so I am really pleased that we’re helping people with vision impairment by removing CAPTCHA from our online Telstra pages. (more…)

Telstra Foundation announces support for The Long Walk

Telstra Foundation supports five Indigenous youth programs

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Telstra Foundation announces $2.4 million in ‘tech for good’ partnerships

Tech4Good

Posted on September 22, 2014

4 min read

Digital technology has an enormous capacity to deliver social change and community connection – something we get to see more of every day as charities and non-profit organisations embrace ‘tech for good’.

Today, this idea received a $2.4 million boost with the announcement of five new Telstra Foundation community partnerships. While our partners individually tackle different issues, collectively they share a commitment to leverage digital technology to drive social outcomes. This is at the heart of everything we do at the Telstra Foundation. We call it Everyone Connected. (more…)

Telstra Foundation announces support for The Long Walk

Telstra Foundation supports five Indigenous youth programs

The Crunch | Turns great ideas into thriving social enterprises

Crunch time is here and it’s all good

Telstra Kids Fund – a million ways to show we care

Technology For Kids

Posted on August 21, 2014

3 min read

For over a decade, Telstra Kids Fund has been supporting the little things that make a big difference to kids’ lives: everything from worm farms to reading nooks, bouncing balls to veggie patches, educational resources to arts and crafts.

Backed by the Telstra Foundation, this grassroots community program has provided thousands of grants to local non-profit groups, helping more than a million kids to play and learn.

At the heart of the program are Telstra employees who nominate where the dollars are donated and help direct the company’s philanthropic giving.  Telstra Kids helps connect children with a brilliant future in the communities where Telstra staff live and work. (more…)

Telstra Foundation announces support for The Long Walk

Telstra Foundation supports five Indigenous youth programs

The Crunch | Turns great ideas into thriving social enterprises

Crunch time is here and it’s all good

Innovation for everyone

Tech4Good

Posted on July 14, 2014

2 min read

At Telstra, we want to delight our customers through innovation.

Many of the initiatives we’ve pursued this year, including the recently announced Telstra Research Partnership Program and our muru-D start up incubator, have the potential to deliver significant social outcomes for our customers and communities.

Our innovation agenda is complemented by the work of the Telstra Foundation, which helps to unlock the digital potential of community organisations that have an appetite for social innovation.

This year, our Foundation partnerships have flourished. (more…)

Telstra Foundation announces support for The Long Walk

Telstra Foundation supports five Indigenous youth programs

The Crunch | Turns great ideas into thriving social enterprises

Crunch time is here and it’s all good

Changing the face of charity with Chuffed

Tech4Good

Posted on June 30, 2014

2 min read

The percentage of young people that donate to non-profits has declined steadily in the past 30 years. While Gen Y are socially conscious and want to contribute, they are not engaging in traditional fundraising campaigns. That’s where Chuffed comes in.

Chuffed is Australia’s first non-profit crowdfunding platform and aims to connect socially conscious Gen Y donors with non-profit fundraising campaigns. What distinguishes this platform from others is that all the money raised goes to the cause.

The Telstra Foundation has invested $460,000 over two years in seed funding for Chuffed. This is being used to establish the platform and up-skill hundreds of non-profit organisations to crowdfund online. (more…)

Telstra Foundation announces support for The Long Walk

Telstra Foundation supports five Indigenous youth programs

The Crunch | Turns great ideas into thriving social enterprises

Crunch time is here and it’s all good