Registrations open for 8 February Web Accessibility Camp in Perth

Monday, 23 January 2017 09:33am

Got something to share or learn about web accessibility? Then the Perth Web Accessibility Camp is where you need to be. It’s being staged on 8 February at Bankwest House in the city, in the lead up to the Web for All (W4A) 2017 conference in April, co-located with the International World Wide Web 2017 (WWW2017) conference.

People raising their hands at the 2016 Perth Access Camp

People raising their hands at the 2016 Perth Access Camp

The Camp, in its fourth year, is sponsored by Bankwest and being held at their office in 306 Murray Street Perth. It’s a one-day event featuring a variety of presentations, talks and forums relating to disability and technology, that are ideal for web developers, managers, educators, students, consultants, academics and interested members of the public.

Media Access Australia’s specialist advisor Dr Scott Hollier, will be presenting on some of the important developments taking place in W3C, as part of his role with the Research Questions Task Force, including information on WCAG 2.1 and Project Silver, also known as WCAG 3.0.

Matthew Putland, Media Access Australia’s Digital Accessibility Analyst based in Perth, will also be presenting at the camp on the latest trends in digital accessibility. In addition, other speakers from organisations including the University of Western Australia and VisAbility will be making presentations.

The keynote address will be by Dr Andrew Arch from the Federal government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), the agency responsible for overseeing the implementation of web accessibility by government in Australia.

There’ll also be an entertaining and insightful ‘Great Debate’ on the topic of ‘Getting sued is great for accessibility’. This is a very timely theme in the light of the wave of court cases currently underway in the US, with a significant rise in website inaccessibility litigation here and in Europe forecast in the near future, as reported by Media Access Australia in January 2017.

This event is fully-catered including a BBQ lunch, a sundowner event and hot beverages throughout the day. Tickets can be purchased for $39.95 and you can register for the one-day Perth accessibility camp online on the Evenbrite website.


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