It's on again!

Your chance to learn and share about web accessibility in a casual environment is back for 2017. The Perth Web Accessibility Camp has been running for 4 years for people working in government, online business and education to hear from experts and chat with like-minded people.


Andrew Arch, Accessibility and Inclusivity Lead at the Digital Transformation Agency, will be speaking on Accessibility Beyond Standards. In the beginning we had WCAG 1.0, but the web quickly moved ahead of this standard. We then had WCAG 2.0, but it didn't deliver all the accessibility needed. At the end of the day, accessibility is about delivering the right mix of technical requirements alongside usability for people with disability. This combination is necessary to deliver a good experience that enable them to access the information they need and undertake the transactions needed to participate in an increasingly digital world. Andrew will talk about the evolving approach to providing web accessibility, in particular the approach of the Australian Government.

The Great Debate

The Great Debate is back by popular demand - this year our teams will be arguing the topic "Getting Sued Is Great For Accessibility". David Vosnacos will be our stern moderator and prevent any fights from breaking out.


  • 9am: Welcome
  • 9:15: Keynote "Accessibility Beyond Standards" - Andrew Arch (Digital Transformation Agency)
  • 10:15: A recipe for baking standards into your website and culture - Nick Leigh (Bankwest)
  • Morning break
  • 11:00: Case study on the busport app by Hatchd/Adapptor - Sean Gardiner (SMS Management and Technology) and Richard Giles (Adapptor)
  • 11:30: Accessible ePUB 3.0 for digital publications - Vithya Vijayakumare (VisAbility)
  • 12:00: WCAG 2.0 and Silver, preparing WCAG for future devices - Dr Scott Hollier
  • Lunch
  • 1:30: The Great Debate - Getting Sued is Great for Accessibility
  • 2:10: 3D Printing, arts and consumer technology - Caine Chennat (UWA)
  • 2:30: The Case for ARIA - Amanda Mace (WebKeyIT)
  • 2:50: What's Wrong With This Site? - Zel Iscel (Inclusive World)
  • Afternoon break
  • 3:30: Working From Home - Rosemary Spark
  • 3:50: Heading Structure - Matthew Putland (Media Access Australia)
  • 4:10: Flying The Inclusive Skies - Julie Grundy (Simply Accessible)
  • 4:30: Closing comments and sundowner

Food and Drink

We'll be providing a BBQ lunch and there will be a sundowner after all the presentations, with short breaks in the morning and afternoon, so you'll have time to chat with everyone.