This year my home city of Perth, Western Australia is featuring 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. However, before W4A arrives a fantastic event will be held on 8 February – the Perth Web Accessibity Camp. The Camp is hosted and primarily sponsored by BankWest and registrations are open.
Now in its fourth year, the Camp is a one day event featuring a variety of presentations and other things relating to disability and technology. The keynote will be Dr Andrew Arch from the Federal government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), the agency responsible for overseeing the implementation of web accessibility by government in Australia.
I’ll also be giving a presentation at the event. My topic relates to some of the important developments taking place in W3C as part of my role with the Research Questions Task Force including information on WCAG 2.1 and Project Silver, also known as WCAG 3.0.
Other Speakers feature from organisations such as the University of Western Australia, Web Key IT, Media Access Australia, VisAbility and Simply Accessible. 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. Tickets can be purchased for $39.95 and registrations are now open on the Eventbrite website.