This year Perth is featuring accessibility front-and-centre, as the Web for All (W4A) 2017 conference comes to town in April, co-located with the International World Wide Web 2017 (WWW2017) conference. Before W4A arrives, a terrific accessibility event will be held on 8 February – the Perth Web Accessibity Camp.
The Camp, in its fourth year, is hosted and primarily-sponsored by Bankwest and registrations are now open. The Camp is a one-day event featuring a variety of presentations, talks and forums relating to disability and technology, and web developers, managers, educators, students, consultants and academics are invited to share and discuss ideas.
The keynote address will be from Dr Andrew Arch of the Federal government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), the agency responsible for overseeing the implementation of web accessibility by government in Australia.
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. Media Access Australia’s Digital Accessibility Analyst based in Perth, Matthew Putland, will also be presenting on the latest trends in accessibility.
Other Speakers feature from organisations such as the University of Western Australia and VisAbility. In addition, the entertaining ‘Great Debate’ returns with the topic ‘Getting sued is great for accessibility’.
The event is fully-catered including a BBQ lunch, a sundowner event and hot beverages throughout the day. It’s being staged at Bankwest House, 306 Murray Street in Perth and tickets can be purchased for $39.95 with registrations now open on the Eventbrite website.