Accessibility and Assistive Technology

 Need help setting up a system for a staff member or client with a disability?

I offer an Assistive Technology service  to assist you in selecting solutions that meet the required adjustments needed within your workplace or home environment

I have industry experience with one of the leading suppliers of Accessibility and Assistive Technology equipment, devices and software within Australia. My key focus is to find solutions that increase independence.

Services include information and advice, equipment testing, set up and customisation of equipment, training, and technical support.

SERVICES

  • Environment Control Setup and Configurations.
  • Speech to Text Software Installs and System customization.
  • Vision Impaired System Adjustments and Customistations.
    • Screen readers
    • Desktop video magnifier
    • Screen magnification software
    • Large-print and tactile keyboards
  • Device Installs and Setups.
    • Sip-and-puff device.
    • Button / mice.
    • Device Redesign and Adjustments.
  • Device Driver (updates, installs, and testing)
  • Technical Support.
  • Troubleshooting.
  • IT Consultancy.
  • PC & System (Tests and Diagnosis)
  • System / HDD Imaging & Ghosting service.
  • System Backup and Restoration Services.
  • Physical to Virtual System (P2V) Conversions.
  • e-Accessibility Website Analysis (Implementation of Accessibility Standards, Assessments, and Testing)
  • Software Installation and setup . (Read n Write Gold, Jaws, Dragon Speaking)

Discounts are available for not for profit organisations OR people on disability pension  OR  people with low income. 

Email me for further information.

BUSINESS STARTUP PACK

The Package Includes:

  • A designed & print ready digital document set which includes a Logo, Letterhead, Invoice  & Business Card Design. All provided in a Digital formatted Files (PDF). (2 revisions / change requests only)
  • WordPress Website site with up to 10 pages setup with a branded theme and a Standard Contact Form with Auto reply emails setup. Up to 5 emails Configured. Plus FREE 12 months hosting on an Australian local & Business grade Hosting Company – fully configured.
  • Security & Firewall installation with testing.
  • A Full automated backup setup and scheduled monthly.
  • Google Web Analytic + Basic SEO Setup Only with site map.
  • Google Local Business Account Created & Configured.
  • Popular Website Search Engine Submissions.
  • Mobile Responsive Website + Retina Display Ready.
  • Web Administration document. Including Vital username, passwords, email configuration details, Host and DNS details.

For an extra piece of mind I also give FREE 5 Hours of Support over the first 3 months to help you with your website as it goes live and to work through any issues that come up.  I also give 90 days Workmanship guarantee on the website builds. If for any reason during this time the website fails I will resolve the issue without charge. PLUS an Hour FREE Website Training – All Bundled into a convenient cost effective solution.

What this package doesn’t include – Domain Name, Printing ,Website images / banners & Website Copy / Content. Social Media Page Setups or account creations.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

This Services Agreement (the “Agreement”) contains the complete terms and conditions which govern your subscription of Web hosting, website designs and all services provided by The Bearded Freelancer (the “Services”).

As used in this Agreement, “The Bearded Freelancer” means The Bearded Freelancer and “Client”, “you”, or “your” means you. By receiving any service from The Bearded Freelancer, you acknowledge that you have read the Agreement, and you agree to its terms and conditions and all policies posted on the The Bearded Freelancer web site. As referred to in this Agreement, “Site” refers to a World Wide Web site and “The Bearded Freelancer Site” refers to the Site located at the URL http://www.thebeardedfreelancer.net, or any other successor Sites owned or maintained by The Bearded Freelancer.

  1. Appropriate Use of the Service

The Bearded Freelancer provides the Services exclusively and makes no effort to edit, control, monitor or restrict the content of data other than as necessary to provide such Services.

  • Client Content.
    Client agrees that they will not distribute, electronically transmit or display any materials supplied by Client – or through Client by a third party – to any The Bearded Freelancer server in connection with Client’s use of the Services which:

    • violate any state, federal or foreign laws or regulations
    • Infringe on any intellectual property rights (e.g. copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights) of The Bearded Freelancer or any third party
    • Are defamatory, slanderous or trade libelous, threatening or harassing content of any type
    • File sharing music, software, bit torrents, video or pictures that contains copyright
    • Proxy server software (any type) used to hide users IP or cache content
    • Are discriminatory based on gender, race, age, sexuality or promotes hate.
    • Contain any type of pornography or illegal drugs or substances.
    • Violate any The Bearded Freelancer policy posted on the The Bearded Freelancer Site including, but not limited to, our Acceptable Use and Privacy Policy.
    • Contain viruses or other computer programming defects which result in damage to The Bearded Freelancer , it’s servers or any third party
  • Disk Space/Data Transfer.
    The Client may occupy only the amount of disk space on the The Bearded Freelancer Server and utilise no more than the network data transfer that is allocated by The Bearded Freelancer. Additional fees will be charged for exceeding the disk space and/or network bandwidth allowance of your selected plan.
  • Spam Policy.
    Client shall not use our Services for chain letters, junk mail, spamming, bulk mailing (more than 500 recipients) advertising or any use of distribution or mailing lists to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such a process. Client also shall not engage in any unsolicited email practices using The Bearded Freelancer Servers or other infrastructure, or otherwise, that mentions or reference any domain hosted on The Bearded Freelancer servers or parked on The Bearded Freelancer DNS servers.
  • Server Loads.
    Client agrees that any hosting account that uses excessive CPU or Memory resources (25% or more) for a sustained period of time (ten minutes or more) may be suspended at any time without notice. The Bearded Freelancer reserves the right to terminate sites that are repeatedly using excessive resources at any time with prior notification. The Bearded Freelancer will provide the offer to back up the clients data and FTP the tarball to the clients chosen destination server.
  • Licensed Software Only.
    Client agrees to use only properly licensed third party software in connection with Client’s use of the Services.
  • Back-Up Files and Processing.
    The Bearded Freelancer takes all reasonable steps to safeguard the Servers and the data contained there-in, however The Bearded Freelancer will not be responsible for any loss of Client data or DNS records stored or intended to be stored on the The Bearded Freelancer accounts and/or back-up devices. The Client will not be entitled to any form of compensation from The Bearded Freelancer in the event of loss of data. You as the client are responsible for your own backups. Whilst The Bearded Freelancer actively performs a variety of backups daily, there may be times when the backups fail or become unavailable. As such the final responsibility for all your data stored under The Bearded Freelancer services is ultimately your own. By acknowledging and agreeing to services provided by The Bearded Freelancer you agree that The Bearded Freelancer is free from any legal action in the event of data loss and you agree that you will not be entitled to any form of compensation for said loss. Requests for Backups of any accounts or content on servers held on any service provided by The Bearded Freelancer will be at cost to the client. Requests can be made via support@thebeardedfreelancer.net.
  • Software & Web Applications.
    The client agree’s that applications and scripts installed using Fantastico, softaculous,Installatron or uploaded are the responsibility of the client and must be kept up-to-date. Failure to do so may expose our servers to possible exploits, and costs to restore services may be recovered from the client of the site initially affected.
  • Termination.
    The Bearded Freelancer reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. The Bearded Freelancer, in its sole discretion, may immediately terminate this Agreement if Client engages in any of the foregoing. To report any unacceptable behaviour by a third party using the Services, please contact abuse@thebeardedfreelancer.net
  1. Domain Names
  • Domain Name Applications
    Domain Name Registrations are for the period of: .au – 2 Years, You must have an Australian ABN to register Australian .au for further information please see http://www.auda.org.au/policies/ .com/.net/.org – 1 Year. Domain names are subject to availability and as per policy of the respective Domain Name Authority. The client agrees to accurately provide all details to the best of their knowledge to assist with the application.
  • Domain Name Transfers
    Domain Name Transfers can only be processed with the Domain Name Password (Auth-Info for .au & EPP for .com/.net etc). Australian Domain names (.au) due to expire within 90 days will be notified by email with an invoice of the cost of renewal  and International Domains (.com/.net/.org etc) will be notified by email with an invoice of the cost of renewal . The clients accept that domain name transfers will be rejected if the domain name has been recently registered or transferred within the last 30 days or is in Domain Locked status. Domain Transfers will also be rejected if the Client Authorisation email sent by the registry is not responded to.
  1. Payment Obligations
  • Service Fees.
    The Bearded Freelancer shall produce an invoice which will be delivered to the Client by email with payment methods. All new accounts must be paid prior to the new account becoming active on our servers. Domain name registration fees must be paid upfront before the domain name will be registered. The Bearded Freelancer accepts no responsibility for domain names registered by another party prior to the Client paying the outstanding amount. On-going invoices will be issued seven (7) days prior to the due date. A reminder will be issued three (3) days after the due date. The account will be automatically suspended twenty One (21) days after the due date, and a notice will be issued advising of the suspension. The Bearded Freelancer shall be entitled to immediately terminate this Agreement forty five (45) days after non-payment or from failure to make timely payments. If Client terminates this Agreement in accordance with Section 5 hereunder, Client shall be responsible for any outstanding fees owed to The Bearded Freelancer and agrees to pay any and all fees incurred by Client. Because the Services are provided on a monthly basis, unless a contract is in place, Client will be responsible for Service fees incurred each month regardless of when Client provides notice of termination. Thus, for example, if Client provides notice to terminate on the 15th of a particular month, Client will still owe fees for the entire month and such fees will not be pro-rated or refunded. If Client has retained the Services for one (1) year and has pre-paid The Bearded Freelancer for such Services, refunds will be issued for any unused full month portions less one month of the Services upon Clients request. Therefore, if the Client’s account is cancelled at any point during the one (1) year term, the Client will be entitled to a refund for all but one of the full months remaining after notice given by the 25th of the preceding month.
  • Late payments.
    Any payment not received within 21 days after due date may incur a late payment fee of $5.00. Customer also shall pay to The Bearded Freelancer all expenses incurred by The Bearded Freelancer in exercising any of its rights under this Agreement or applicable law with respect to a Payment Default or other breach by Customer, including, but not limited to, reasonable Solicitors fees and the fees of any collection agency retained by The Bearded Freelancer.
  • Taxes.
    Customer will be responsible for and will pay in full, any taxes and similar fees now in force or enacted in the future imposed on the transaction and/or the delivery of Services.
  • Domain Names.
    If Client chooses to register a domain name(s) through The Bearded Freelancer, Client acknowledges and agrees that Client will pay a registration fee(s) to register the domain name(s) with the applicable domain name registrar. The Bearded Freelancer does not offer refunds for domain name registrations for any reason, including misspelling of the domain name. Domain name registration fees must be paid up front. The Bearded Freelancer accepts no responsibility for domain names registered by another party prior to the Client paying any outstanding amount.
  • Refunds.
    Web hosting customers of The Bearded Freelancer are eligible for a 30 day full money back guarantee. Should the customer choose to take advantage of the 30 day money back guarantee, all monies the customer paid for their hosting services will be refunded to them. If the customer has paid their fees via money order or cheque, a cheque will be issued and sent to the customer’s address on file. If the customer has paid for hosting services using a bank deposit, all monies will be refunded by the same method to which it was paid. On via email for request of Cancellation and Refund, your account will be immediately closed and refund processed. It is the responsibility of the client to update Gingerbeard of refund details via email to accounts@thebeardedfreelancer.net.  Any incorrect bank details or delays in  information to process the refund is solely the responsibility of the clients and Gingerbeard will not be held liable.

Note: this policy does not apply to domain names or SSL certificates.

  1. Client Liability and Indemnification
  • Liability.
    The parties agree that in no event shall The Bearded Freelancer be liable to any third party for Client’s breach or alleged breach of any of the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. Client agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Bearded Freelancer from any and all expenses, losses, liabilities, damages or third party claims resulting from Client’s breach or alleged breach of any Client obligations set forth hereunder.
  1. Terms, Termination & Reinstatement
  • Terms & Termination.
    Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, this Agreement shall be effective on the date you register for the Services, and shall continue in effect on a month-to-month basis unless otherwise specified by separate agreement (the “Term”) unless terminated earlier pursuant to the provisions of this Section 4. Either party will have the right to terminate this Agreement upon notice to the other party. All cancellation requests must be received by the 25th of the respective month of cancellation. Sections 3 – 8 shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.
  • Suspension.
    If The Bearded Freelancer suspends any type of account for non-payment, Client shall be allowed to re-instate Client’s use of the Services within Five (5) business days of suspension upon approval from The Bearded Freelancer and the receipt of full payment of balances due.
  • Termination / Cancellation.
    If a Client terminates their account, The Bearded Freelancer will disable and remove the account(s) the day the cancellation is received and all archives of the clients website(s) and files will be removed. Backups or archives of the account(s) are the responsibility of the client to have before cancellation is effective. Should the client be in arrears for 30 days or more, as per section 2, the clients site(s) may be terminated without further notice and The Bearded Freelancer will not maintain or provide an archival copy of the Clients Web site(s) or files of any type. It is the sole responsibility of the Client to backup and copy any data off the server prior to the date provided of the cancellation notice or termination date. There is a termination/ cancellation fee $10.00. NO cancellation fee will be required if cancellation or termination is within the service of Web hosting and is within the 30 day full money back guarantee.
  1. Taxes
  • Taxes.
    Client will pay and indemnify and hold The Bearded Freelancer harmless from any and all taxes associated with or arising from Client’s use of the Services, including any penalties and interest and any costs associated with the collection or withholding thereof.
  1. Disclaimer of Warranty
  • Warranty.
    The services, the The Bearded Freelancer site, including without limitation, all products and services displayed or offered on the The Bearded Freelancer site, and all text, graphics, links and applications are provided to client on an ‘as is’ basis and without warranty of any kind. The Bearded Freelancer disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to each of the foregoing, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or arising from a course of dealing. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, The Bearded Freelancer specifically disclaims any warranty that:

    • the services will be uninterrupted or error-free.
    • defects will be corrected as soon as possible.
    • there are no viruses or other harmful components.
    • the security methods employed will be sufficient.
  1. Limitation of Liability
  • Limitations of Liability.
    In no event shall The Bearded Freelancer be liable for damages resulting from loss of data, profits, use of the The Bearded Freelancer site or any The Bearded Freelancer products or services, or for any incidental, indirect, punitive, or consequential damages in connection with this agreement or in connection with any products or services provided hereunder.
  • Support

The Client is responsible for all content and checking of the service, no responsibility will be taken by The Bearded Freelancer for any access issues to servers due to outdated, unmaintainable or incorrectly installed content. In the event there is any issues with the service provided by The Bearded Freelancer, it is the responsibility of the client to complete and provide full and all troubleshooting via email to support@thebeardedfreelancer.net. This includes making timely contact with The Bearded Freelancer when the issue occurs. If the issue is waiting for troubleshooting or follow-up by the client the Ticket will be closed within 7 days for outstanding / inactive issues.

  1. Miscellaneous
  • Notices.
    Any notices or communication under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed delivered to the party receiving such communication at the address specified below on the delivery date via email.

Email Address/s:

info@thebeardedfreelancer.net

accounts@thebeardedfreelancer.net

ethan@thebeardedfreelancer.net

 

  1. Agreement
  • Agreement.
    If any of the provisions, or portions thereof, of this Agreement are found to be invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, then, that provision notwithstanding, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and such provision or portion thereof shall be deemed omitted. This Agreement (including the Exhibits, attachments and/or addenda, if any,) represents the entire agreement of the parties with respect of the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and/or contemporaneous agreements or understandings, written or oral between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.

This Agreement and the rights granted and obligations undertaken hereunder may not be transferred, assigned or delegated in any manner by Client, but may be so transferred, assigned or delegated by The Bearded Freelancer . Any waiver or any provision of this Agreement, or a delay by any party in the enforcement of any right hereunder, shall neither be construed as a continuing waiver nor create an expectation of non-enforcement of that or any other provision or right. In any legal proceeding between the parties under this Agreement, The Bearded Freelancer shall be entitled to recover its costs, expenses and reasonable attorneys’ fees.

This Agreement is made under and shall be governed by the laws of Australia, except with regard to it’s conflict of law rules. This Agreement and The Bearded Freelancer policies are subject to change by The Bearded Freelancer without notice. Continued usage of the Services after a change to this Agreement by The Bearded Freelancer or after a new policy is implemented and posted on the The Bearded Freelancer Site constitutes your acceptance of such change or policy. We encourage you to regularly check the The Bearded Freelancer Site for any changes or additions.

Created: 05 March, 2012

Last updated:  10 Oct, 2016