Register now for OZeWAI 2013

Thursday, 7 November 2013 15:11pm

OZeWAI is an annual conference for Australia’s web accessibility community. First held in 1998, OZeWAI has a loyal following of web professionals who have been working to champion the interests of people with disability in their disciplines. The upcoming 2013 event is set to celebrate how far this community has come.

While the organisers encourage all to attend, the program is geared towards the more technical end of the spectrum with key topics for 2013 including:

  • WCAG 2.0, ATAG 2.0 implementation and compliance
  • auditing websites and resources for adaptability and standards compliance
  • open source accessibility solutions
  • W3C technologies, techniques and resources for accessibility
  • accessible and inclusive design

The keynote speakers are Gerardo Capiel from not-for-profit Benetech and Dr Charles Neville who sits on the World Wide Web Consortium’s advisory board and is the accessibility chair of HTML5.

Media Access Australia has a long history of support for OZeWAI and this year our initiative Access iQ TM is a sponsor. Project manager and lecturer of the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility Dr Scott Hollier is presenting The impact of web accessibility in the Federal election. His talk looks at how voters with disability were disadvantaged by the inaccessibility of such things as candidate websites and the ABC’s Vote Compass tool.

The OzeWAI draft program is now online.

Event details

Venue:John Scott House, La Trobe University Melbourne
Date: 27-29 November
Cost: $450 for 3 day registration, $350 for 3 day registration for students and presenters, $150 for single day registration, $120 for single day registration for students
Register via the OzeWAI website.

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