Don’t miss The Future of Accessible Work

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Monday, 13 March 2017 10:42am

The 14th International Web for All Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A 2017), run in conjunction with the 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2017), is taking place in Perth from 2-4 April – with the overall theme being ‘The Future of Accessible Work’.

Image of W4A 2017 logo plus Perth skyline

W4A 2017 logo plus Perth skyline

The featured keynote address at the end of the first day of the conference will be from Alastair McEwin, the Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner, who is deaf, on the topic of overcoming adversity in the workplace. After dinner, renowned author, researcher and MAA’s Specialist Adviser–Digital Accessibility, Dr Scott Hollier, who is legally blind, will talk on ‘Technology, Education and Access: A Fair Go for People with Disabilities’.

Monday morning’s keynote will be from David Masters, the Corporate Affairs Manager at Microsoft Australia. This will be followed by an Accessibility Hack event, sponsored by Bankwest and held at their premises which is a 5 minute walk from the conference venue.

Tuesday’s highlight will be a poster competition held throughout the day, along with a keynote address from the Chair of the Royal National Institute of Blind people, Kevin Carey, who will be speaking on 'Employment in the digital age for people with Impairment'.

The full program of activities for W4A 2017 is available online. You can also register to attend the W4A 2017 Conference online.


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