23 October 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Free

Academy Xi, Level 3 / 45 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Event description

The importance of creating a digital world that’s accessible and inclusive to all users cannot be understated. Sadly, it something that’s often an afterthought.

This information packed 60-minute presentation will introduce the topic of web accessibility and is suited to anyone exposed to digital – from copywriters and designers to product managers, business owners, startups, etc.

It’s designed to get you thinking about building digital products and experiences for users with diverse physical and cognitive abilities, across a variety of situations.

At our event Inclusive design and web accessibility, we’ll cover:

  • Common terminology and key concepts
  • Who web accessibility impacts – physical, cognitive, and situational
  • Accessibility across functionality and content
  • Who’s responsible? (spoiler, it’s all of us)
  • Examples of ‘low hanging fruit’ and where to get started

Presenter

Chris Burke

Digital consultant, thinker and doer

Chris is a digital consultant with a wealth of experience finding innovative outcomes for clients across various sectors, including: banking, retail, NFP, government, education, health and startups. Working in and with larger agencies has given Chris exposure to complex digital projects and clients, such as NAB and Bunnings. His creative mindset, technical know-how, and analytical nature have embedded him as one of Australia’s most innovative digital thinkers. Championing user experience and web accessibility best practice, he has been a judge at the past two Australia Web Industry Association (AWIA) Web Awards, as well as a presenter at Academy Xi.

Dates and fees

Wednesday

23 October 2019 ~ 23 October

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm

Free

Location

Academy Xi,
Level 3 / 45 Exhibition St,
Melbourne VIC 3000

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