Being accessible is good for business
Date: 2 May 2017
End Time: 10.30 am
Building D (Ground Floor), North Metropolitan TAFE,
35 Kendrew Cres,
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Learn the value of being accessible with digital accessibility expert Dr Vivienne Conway of Web Key IT at sixty27's "Learn at Morning Tea" free event.
A closed door shuts down the income source for any business. Why then do we consider opening businesses where the digital shop front is closed to at least 20% of the population - those who have disabilities? Actually, the potential loss is closer to 50% because there are other issues to consider such as English as a second language, limited literacy and multiple factors which when combined make digital access difficult.
About the Speaker- Vivienne Conway, Ph.D., B.IT (Hons), MACS (Snr) CP, AALIA(CS).
Vivienne Conway is the Director of Web Key IT and is a member of W3C (World Wide Web Consortium.) Vivienne completed her PhD at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Her field of research is website accessibility, particularly as it relates to the National Transition Strategy for Website Accessibility (NTS) introduced by the Australian Federal Government.
Vivienne is involved with a number of working groups as well as the Evaluation Methodology Task Force. She was the Program Committee Co-Chair for the W4A 2016 Conference held in Montreal. The W4A Conference is held in conjunction with the main World Wide Web (WWW) Conference, and Vivienne has been involved with W4A since 2011. Last year’s conference theme was “Education for All on the Web” with 44 submissions from 13 countries. Vivienne is very involved with WWW 2017 and W4A 2017 which will be held in Perth, Western Australia.