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A11y Camp 2018 - Conference, Workshops and Much, Much More

Conference Update

A little over a week to go before A11y Camp 2018 starts in Melbourne, and we are all getting very excited!

We have an extraordinary program of presentations on digital accessibility and inclusion, including four distinguished keynotes and a further 12 talks in two streams, delivered by practitioners right at the coal face of accessibility in Australia. ... Read the rest of this article »A11y Camp 2018 - Conference, Workshops and Much, Much More

Jason Kiss Confirmed as Final A11y Camp Speaker

Providing the final element of a truly stellar conference program, expert New Zealand accessibility advocate and popular speaker Jason Kiss has been confirmed as the twelfth and final speaker at our A11y Camp 2018 conference in Melbourne next month.

We’re privileged to have Jason cross the ditch to give us his perspective on WCAG 2.1, the extended ... Read the rest of this article »Jason Kiss Confirmed as Final A11y Camp Speaker

Another Speaker Announced - Program Almost Complete

We can confirm one more speaker has been added to the conference program for A11y Camp 2018.

Zoe Paleologos, Senior Project Officer at the Australian Human Rights Commission, will speak about the Commission’s Human Rights and Technology project, which aims to explore the impact of technology on our human rights.

“For 1 billion people with disabilities in the world, technology ... Read the rest of this article »Another Speaker Announced - Program Almost Complete

A11y Camp 2017 Highlights Video Released

We have released a short video of highlights from last year’s A11y Camp, to give people an idea of what transpired in 2017 and the sort of thing they can expect this year.

Captions are available.

Please do share the highlights video among your colleagues and contacts through your work and social networks.

With your help, it ... Read the rest of this article »A11y Camp 2017 Highlights Video Released

Two More A11y Camp Speakers Locked In

We are delighted to announce two more speakers have been confirmed for our A11y Camp 2018 conference program.

As it happens, these two speakers (or three, actually), like several others at A11y Camp this year, come from a section of the digital design and development community that is critical to the full adoption of accessible and inclusive design.

They are not ... Read the rest of this article »Two More A11y Camp Speakers Locked In

Side Event: Sydney Panel Discussion

One of our wonderful event sponsors, Intopia, is co-hosting an event in Sydney on Monday 15 October featuring two of our A11y Camp 2018 keynote speakers.

Together with the Sydney Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup, Intopia is hosting a panel discussion titled Legislation, Policy and Practice for Digital Inclusion as ... Read the rest of this article »Side Event: Sydney Panel Discussion

Two Latest Conference Speakers Announced

It’s time for us to announce two more A11y Camp 2018 speakers, and a fascinating pair they are.

How we understand disability and accessibility is, without question, changing. The notion that people with disability are a tiny slice of the community for whom we must do “special things” is largely, and thankfully, outdated.

The focus is more now ... Read the rest of this article »Two Latest Conference Speakers Announced

Two More Conference Speakers Confirmed

Good news! While we’d hoped to announce up to four more A11y Camp speakers today, we’re still waiting on some final confirmations and presentation details, so we can tell you about our next two exciting speakers.

It’s especially exciting as the speakers in question are well known Telstra API & Platform Evangelist and general dev-gamer-geek-about-town Steven Cooper, plus ... Read the rest of this article »Two More Conference Speakers Confirmed

Four Conference Speakers Announced

We’ve already released information on our four fabulous keynote speakers and our four wonderful workshops.

Now, we’re delighted to announce our first four main conference speakers.

Ashlea McKay

Russ Weakley

Julie Grundy

Ross Mullen

Do click through for details of their presentations.

Note that we have another eight speakers lined up, and we’ll bring you their details ... Read the rest of this article »Four Conference Speakers Announced

Alastair McEwin to Deliver Fourth Keynote


We’re proud and pleased Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin has been confirmed as the fourth invited speaker for A11y Camp 2018.

While Commissioner McEwin’s educational background is in arts, law and business administration, he also brings a wealth of personal and professional experience with disability. He has been the Executive Director of Community Legal ... Read the rest of this article »Alastair McEwin to Deliver Fourth Keynote

Russ Weakley to Lead ARIA Workshop


 
The A11y Camp 2018 lineup has expanded with the addition of a new workshop!

We’re very excited to announce that esteemed Australian CSS master, web standards champion and (not coincidentally) accessibility wiz, Russ Weakley will be leading a full-day workshop for A11y Camp 2018.

Introduction to ARIA is “a detailed look at WAI ARIA, a ... Read the rest of this article »Russ Weakley to Lead ARIA Workshop

Early Bird Registrations Open

Early Bird Registrations open today for A11y Camp 2018 in Melbourne on 17-19 October.

While the full program of speakers will be announced after the Call For Proposals has closed on 20 July, registrations are now open.

We can also announce and open for registration three awesome workshops on Wednesday 17 October and Friday 19 October, ... Read the rest of this article »Early Bird Registrations Open

Karl Groves Joins A11y Camp Speaker Lineup

The latest high profile accessibility expert to join our lineup of invited speakers at A11y Camp 2018 is US consultant, author, trainer and speaker Karl Groves.

Karl has developed a global reputation as an assertive and articulate advocate for accessibility, and can be relied on to deliver presentations that inspire web professionals to not just meet their ... Read the rest of this article »Karl Groves Joins A11y Camp Speaker Lineup

Ablegamers' Mark Barlet Confirmed to Speak

We welcome Mark Barlet, founder of AbleGamers, as the latest to join our line-up of invited speakers at A11y Camp 2018.

Mark has 25 years of hands-on experience in the technology and assistive technology field. Widely regarded as one of the leaders of 508 accessibility in the US, Mark manages a ... Read the rest of this article »Ablegamers' Mark Barlet Confirmed to Speak

Lainey Feingold Confirmed for A11y Camp

We’re excited to announce that our first confirmed speaker is US disability rights lawyer Lainey Feingold.

Lainey Feingold has worked in disability rights since 1992, and opened her own law office in 1996, from where she represents disabled people seeking full participation in all society has to offer. Her principal work ... Read the rest of this article »Lainey Feingold Confirmed for A11y Camp

A11y Camp 2018 Dates and Venue Announced

We can confirm the venue for this year’s conference will be Rydge’s Melbourne (CBD).

A11y Camp 2018 will take place over two big days on 17 and 18 October. The first day will be given over to workshops, a choice of masterclasses focused on lifting your accessibility skill levels.

Day 2 will consist of two tracks of presentations ... Read the rest of this article »A11y Camp 2018 Dates and Venue Announced