Accessible Service Design Workshop - Canberra, 28-May-2015 (Reminder)

Half Day Workshop  |  Canberra  |  May 28th: 11.30am - 2.30PM
Accessible Service Design Workshop

Half Day Workshop  |  Canberra  |  May 28th: 11.30am - 2.30PM

 
A large shift to online services from government and enterprise is resulting in greater independence for people with disabilities, however a lack of early strategic planning for inclusion all too often results in frustration, wasted effort and lock-out.
 
Government agencies are tasked with ensuring their services do not discriminate against large sections of the population. In this workshop, we share how a change in our outlook and thinking ensures that we are creating inclusive services with elegance and confidence.
 
This half day conference provides a unique vision for inclusive design from business and technical experts in the field.
 
The keynote will be delivered by Tim Noonan, who will share strategic insights and valuable knowledge on inclusive design and accessibility. With over three decades of experience in the Accessibility space, Tim is a world-class authority on the accessibility and usability of online banking and electronic voting technologies. He has authored four industry electronic banking standards and co-authored the accessible Electronic Voting Standard.
 
After lunch, there will be technical talks from Deloitte National Front-end Manager Damian Keeghan, and Technocrat accessibility expert Christopher Hopper. Each have over a decade of experience in web accessibility, and share real case studies and valuable technical insights.
 

Location

Australian National University
University House, Drawing Room 
1 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT
 

Talks & Speakers

11.30AM - 12.45PM

 
Keynote:  Moving Beyond Compliance to True Inclusion
The keynote will provide strategic insights and valuable knowledge on inclusive design and accessibility.
 
Speaker:  Tim Noonan
Tim is a world-class authority on the accessibility and usability of online banking and electronic voting technologies. He has authored four industry electronic banking standards and co-authored the accessible Electronic Voting Standard.
 

1.15PM- 2.30PM

 
Technical Talk 1:  Gotcha's and Solutions: Implementing Accessible Web Forms using Drupal
Automated testing doesn't always identify all the accessibility compliance issues you might encounter. Christopher will discuss gotcha's encountered in his extensive experience, how they should be solved and what was leant in the process.
 
Speaker: Christopher Hopper
Christopher Hopper spent over a decade working in the development of accessible web applications and content management systems for public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Christopher was first introduced to web accessibility while working on the ourbrisbane.com portal for the Brisbane City Council during 2003. Since that time he has been involved in the implementation of recommendations from accessibility reviews and has trained both content writers and developer teams in good web accessibility practice.
 
Technical Talk 2: Being accessible doesn't mean a boring design – a VicRoads Case Study
A look into the VicRoads website and how the site was developed to the WCAG 2.0 AA standard without impacting the design.
 
Speaker: Damian Keeghan
Damian is the National Front-End Development Lead for Deloitte Digital with over 11 years experience in the digital space specialising in the design and development of large scale responsive, standards compliant and accessible sites and projects.