Registrations now open for 2017 Round Table Conference in May

Monday, 20 March 2017 10:21am

Registrations are now being taken for the 2017 Round Table Annual Conference, to be co-sponsored again by Media Access Australia. This year’s theme is ‘Information Access – new modes, technologies and opportunities’. It is being staged at the Mercure Perth hotel in the city from Saturday 6 May to Tuesday 9 May.

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The 2017 Round Table Conference provides three full days of presentations, panel sessions, and workshops on technical, research, and practical issues related to accessibility in education, employment and community contexts.

The conference will explore the ever-expanding opportunities open to people with print disabilities for information access and creation, communication and learning. Content will focus on ICT access for people with vision impairment as well as people with physical, perceptual, developmental, cognitive, or learning disabilities.

Highlights include a presentation on the results and benefits for people with print disabilities of the Affordable Access website project which was launched by Media Access Australia (MAA) in mid September 2016. The presenters will be MAA CEO, Dr Manisha Amin, and MAA’s Specialist Advisor – Digital Accessibility, Dr Scott Hollier (who was the project leader) from 1:30 to 2pm on Tuesday 9 May.

Also on Tuesday, Matthew Putland, a Senior Digital Accessibility Analyst for MAA, is speaking on the topic of ‘Accessible Heading Structures’. Dr Hollier is also making another presentation later in the afternoon, on the theme of ‘Access implications for the Internet of Things (IoT).’

You can book online to attend the Round Table conference and also find out more details about this event.


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