Free Digital Conversations breakfast in Canberra

Registrations still open!

AccessibilityOz, in partnership with Reading Room and BrowseAloud are pleased to bring you our free Digital Conversations breakfast. Australian Government legislation requires websites to meet a set of WCAG 2.0 standards on delivering accessible website by the end of 2013. Most of you are aware of the requirements, but how does this actually translate to quantifiable actions that you can take? Through our informative speakers, let us guide you as to your obligations under WCAG 2.0, what makes a site AA or AAA, and learn about the actions you can take to ensure the work you do from today is structured in a way to meet these broad requirements. A full buffet breakfast will be served before the presentations.

This session is tailored for both attendees who are new to accessibility and for those who have already taken the path to delivering fully accessible websites.

We will explore:

  • The obligations and responsibilities you have under WCAG 2.0
  • Gain real world examples of what needs to be done and how to prepare from the outset
  • Hear from TextHelp about how their latest solution BrowseAloud Plus can alleviate the pressure

Location and dates

When: Thursday, 18th April
Time: 7:30am – 9:30am
Where: The North Courtyard, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600


If you would like to join us, please RSVP at:

About the presentations

David Pickstone

Digital Strategist, Reading Room

David Pickstone will be guiding you through the foundations of what WCAG 2.0 AA and AAA requirements mean for practical website development. While looking at the fundamentals of delivering an accessible website, you will learn about your team’s responsibilities and help you create a shift in your thinking to consider the importance of accessibility from the outset of all projects from content creation, design and functionality.

Gian Wild

Director, AccessibilityOz

Gian Wild will be speaking about how to make your mobile sites accessible. WCAG 2.0 was written before mobile devices were ubiquitous, and there are some accessibility issues unique to the mobile format, such as lack of keyboard, lack of mouse hover and reduced screen size. Gian will be talking about the most common problems and how you can avoid them.

David Robinson

General Manager, BrowseAloud – Removing Mobile Barriers

During his presentation, David Robinson will highlight the challenges to digital inclusion, what barriers exist on the mobile web and how they can be broken down. He will explore how BrowseAloud, this cutting edge solution, can offer help for Society’s most vulnerable groups by empowering them to both communicate with greater freedom and access online services independently. David’s presentation will be followed by a brief demonstration of this unique tool by Kelly McCoy, BrowseAloud BDM for Australia.