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ACS WA April Branch Forum 2019

Innovation, the by-product of accessibility - Presented by Dr Vivienne Conway

Registration End Date: Tue, 23 Apr, 05:30 PM

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  • Adina Apartment Hotel
    33 Mounts Bay Road
    PERTH WA 6000
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 23 Apr, 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Tue, 23 Apr, 07:30 PM
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  • Member: $10.00
  • Member-Concessional: $10.00
  • Non-Member: $25.00

  • * Your price may vary on registration depending on your membership type.

<b>“Accessibility IS innovation” </b><br><br>People often think that using the time to make something accessible, it stops them from being able to respond quickly and be innovative and hence competitive. Being innovative in order to solve an accessibility need, often produces incredible advancements for us all to enjoy – it prods us to be innovative!<br><br>Eye tracking technology came about because of the need for people to control a computer if they couldn’t use a mouse or keyboard.  We now use this software to study how people interact with websites – where they look first, how long they linger on a feature etc. to improve our ability to sell products or services. It might not have eventuated if it hadn’t been needed for accessibility.  <br><br>When you create a technology that is often urgently needed for a person with a disability, it gives all users a unique method to interact with the device or software. You give people options, and those options lead to innovation.  We will examine how designing for accessibility often leads to innovating new products and methods.

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Innovation (INOV) - 5

Speaker

Vivienne Conway

Vivienne Conway

Dr Vivienne Conway is the Director of Web Key IT Pty Ltd which she founded in 2011. Web Key IT has a vision to enable website access for persons with disabilities. Web Key IT assists organisations with web-based programs and information to meet the needs of people with disabilities as well as to understand their legal requirements for website accessibility and develop the tools needed to meet the internationally-recognised website standards. As well as being involved in research and conference presentations, Vivienne leads her team of accessibility professionals to provide consulting, audit and accreditation and training in all aspects of digital accessibility. She is an ardent advocate for the effective recognition of the needs of people with disabilities and their inclusion in our digital society. Vivienne was recently announced as this years winner of the WAITTA Achiever of the Year award and is a finalist in the ACS Digital Disrupters ICT Professional of the Year .Vivienne completed her PhD in IT (website accessibility) at Edith Cowan University. She is a Certified Professional (Snr) member, and member of the WA Branch Executive Committee of the Australian Computer Society. She is active in W3C and the working groups, where Web Key IT is a member. This year she was the co-General Chair of the Web For All Conference (W4A 2017) held in Perth.

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33 Mounts Bay Road,PERTH,WA,Australia

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