OZeWAI Accessibility Conference 2016

The OZeWAI (Web content Adaptability Initiative in Australia) Accessibility Conference 2016 was staged from 28 to 30 November in Canberra and is Australia’s longest-running conference focussing specifically on technology access for people with disabilities.

This year's event, staged at the Shared Services Centre's 50MC Theatre, attracted many of the leading lights in accessibility and inclusion from industry, government and not-for-profits, to explore and support a wide range of digital inclusion topics and ideas. The conference provided a forum for technical, research and panel sessions and presentations along with practical workshops on cutting-edge issues related to WCAG, WAI and online digital accessibility.

One of the light-hearted highlights of the final day on Wednesday the 30th was Matthew Putland's lightning talk on WCAG 2.0 Woes. Matt is Media Access Australia's Digital Accessibility Analyst based in Perth but working on projects around the country. And while conducting some of his many web accessibility audits for organisations Australia-wide, he has encountered some genuinely funny 'fails' that he presented and talked about, serving as a reminder of what not to do, as well as what to do, when it comes to WCAG 2.0 compliance.