The following projects won awards or were commended:
- Growing Global Communities - The Somali Book Fair and orthographic Mapping for the Harari language
Joint Winner of the Leadership in Community Award
- The PLEASED website and Creating Accessible Websites; a guide for public libraries
Highly Commended in the Leadership In Disability Access category
The Growing Global Communities project involved a showcase of Somali publications and manuscripts, exploring and preserving the literary and linguistic heritage of Victoria's Somali people. Vicnet's Research and Consultancy area also developed a keyboard layout and orthographic mapping for the Harari language of Ethiopia to automatically convert texts from one language to another.
The PLEASED website was developed by Vicnet's Internet Services area. It was designed to help others develop accessible services for people with a disability. The website holds Disability fact sheets, planning aids and a news section on innovations in the field. PLEASED stands for Public Libraries Enabling Accessible Services Encompassing Disability
Resource: VicNet Australia news