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ACS Masterclass: 16 Steps of Digital Accessibility

"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and Director of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Registration End Date: Tue, 03 Aug, 07:00 AM

  • where

  • ACS WA Training Room
    Suite 4, 342 Albany Highway
    Victoria Park WA 6100
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 03 Aug, 09:00 AM
    Event Finish: Tue, 03 Aug, 12:00 PM
  • event price

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<p><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1618541844000"></img><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><b>IMPORTANT NOTICE: </b>PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA</span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">This is an in-person event to be held in Perth, Western Australia. </span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">It will <b><u>NOT</u></b> be available online.</span></span><br>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>Join us at this upcoming in person hands on workshop where ACS Member, Amanda Mace MACS (CP), General Manager at Web Key IT Pty Ltd, will look at: -</p> <ul><li>Australian requirements for digital accessibility</li><li>Components of the international standard, WCAG 2.1</li><li>How to identify key issues and why they are important</li><li>Accessibility tools and how to use them</li></ul> <p>Why is accessibility important now?</p> <ul><li>It is the right thing to do <ul><li>Provides the basis for inclusion in our digital society to all people</li><li>1 in 5 Australians has a disability</li></ul> </li><li>It is the smart thing to do <ul><li>Because it reflects your organisational mission, leadership, and values; it is good for ALL users and it is great for public relations.</li></ul> </li><li>It is the law <ul><li>Equal access is required by law.</li></ul> </li></ul> <p>Who does accessibility benefit?<br>Everyone, but especially: -</p> <ul><li>People with disabilities </li><li>Older users</li><li>People with mobile devices</li><li>People living in rural areas with lower bandwidth</li></ul> <p><b>The workshop will include:</b></p> <ul><li>Small group workshop to allow maximum interaction with presenter.</li><li>Workbook with notes and practical activities to take away with you.</li><li>Certificate of participation</li><li>Morning tea</li></ul> <p><b>IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ATTENDEES</b><br>Due to the importance of contact tracing for COVID-19 purposes if required, it is important to have your attendance registered.<br><br>On arrival, please make sure to have your event confirmation e-mail with QR code ready to present at registration. This can be provided via your phone or a printed copy.</p>

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User experience design (HCEV) -> Level 5


Amanda Mace

Amanda Mace

Amanda Mace is the General Manager at Web Key IT, a Digital Accessibility firm. Her role includes overseeing both the website analyst team and the usability analyst team, project management, day to day operations, public speaking, training and providing accessibility consultation. Amanda has co-authored a number of research papers and a textbook chapter on document accessibility. She continues to present at conferences and events on both the practical implications and technical solutions for accessible digital products. She is certified by the ACS as a Certified Professional.

As one of only two Australian based W3C evangelists, Office Manager for the W3C Australian Western Region and a member of W3C working groups, Amanda continues to contribute standards and guidelines to ensure a more accessible future for all.

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Suite 4, 342 Albany Highway,Victoria Park,WA,Australia

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