Perth Web Accessibility Camp 2018

Thursday 15th February, 2018
Bankwest Place

Another great day for accessibility

The Perth Web Accessibility Meetup Group had a fun (but busy) time on the 15th. We hope you did too - please take 5 minutes to complete our feedback survey if you can. If you weren't able to make it, you can see the details below for what happened or check out some photos from the day, or read Scott's blog post of the highlights.


Bankwest Place
300 Murray Street, Perth

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Thanks to everyone who attended - we had a full house! Tax receipts are still available if you need one and have not asked for it yet.

Keynote: David Masters

David Masters is Manager of Corporate Affairs at Microsoft Australia. Microsoft is evolving its culture to be more inclusive, including growing the diversity of its workforce to include more people with disabilities. This is driving a wave of innovation at the company focused on supporting people of all abilities to achieve more, particularly focused on ensuring that people with disabilities are supported to fulfil their potential in education and work.


Time Speaker Topic
8:30am Registration opens
9:00am Welcome Vivienne Conway and Nick Leigh
9:10am David Masters, Microsoft Keynote: AI and Inclusive Design: The Future of Accessibility
10:00am Justin James, Clint Wooly and Troy Tucker, BankWest Implementing Accessibility - the Bankwest team's journey
10:30am Greg Madson and Erika Webb Are web browsers keeping up with accessibility needs?
10:50am Morning tea
11:05am Dr Scott Hollier Internet of Things – international accessibility developments and implications for the tertiary education sector
11:25am Amanda Mace, Web Key IT Access Gaming
11:45am Vithya Vijayakumare, VisAbility Surround Sound: A medium to create an accessible and inclusive environment for those with vision impairment and blindness
12:05pm Zel Iscel, Web Key IT Good Practice in Website Design
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm The Debate Team The Great Debate V: The Internet of Things is Awesome for Accessibility
2:15pm Jason O'Neil, Culture Amp How design systems can encourage accessible, on-brand colours
2:35pm Ayesha Patterson Seeing the World Through a Phone
2:55pm Kammi Rapsey, Media on Mars, and David Doyle, DADAA Building the DADAA website: a case-study in accessibility
3:15pm Afternoon break
3:30pm Matthew Putland, Centre for Inclusive Design Document Accessibility and Quick Wins
3:50pm Amanda Branley, Department of Education Changing content culture: putting the customer first
4:10pm Dr Vivienne Conway, Web Key IT WCAG 2.1 and Silver
4:30pm Closing and sundowner

The Great Debate

The Great Debate is back by popular demand - this year our teams will be arguing the topic "The Internet Of Things is Awesome For Accessibility". David Vosnacos will once again be our moderator and prevent any fights from breaking out.

Food and Drink

Our sponsor Bankwest will be providing lunch and there will be short breaks in the morning and afternoon, so you'll have time to chat with everyone.

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