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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 »

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with disability are a tiny slice of the community for whom we must do “special things” is largely, and thankfully, outdated.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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »