The team at OZeWAI: Australian Web Adaptability Initiative, has just announced conference dates for 2010.
OZeWAI is a really fantastic web accessibility conference that covers a broad range of topics suitable for a whole range of web practitioners from developers, to designers, UX practitioners and of course anyone interested in creating a more accessible web. I can’t recommend it highly enough. I’ve attended the last two conferences and the sense of community and the breadth of information discussed is truly inspiring.
The official website is launching in a few weeks, so until then the following information should suffice (directly from the OZeWAI maillist):
OZeWAI: Australian Web Adaptability Initiative Conference
1 – 3 December 2010
La Trobe University
In light of the Federal government’s endorsement of WCAG 2.0, the proposed structure for this year’s OZeWAI is:
- A government day that focuses on accessibility in government or government-related websites
- A developer day that focuses on general implementation of WCAG 2.0, including new technologies such as HTML5 and WAI-ARIA
- A general web adaptability day
We would welcome your input about topics of interest to you, andproposals for sessions by Friday 8 October 2010.
- Friday 8 October – proposals for sessions due to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Friday 23 October – early bird registration opens (special rates)
- Friday 12 November – early bird registration rates end
- Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 December – attend OZeWAI 2010!
See you there!
The conference is held at Melbourne’s La Trobe University, in beautiful and peaceful grounds, just after the student year has ended. There are budget hotels nearby, but I highly recommend taking a room in one of the student colleges. They’re cheap, on campus and great for socialising with other attendees after the conference winds up each day. No doubt there will be dinners organised on campus as well.
Of course, you can also follow OZeWAI on Twitter at @ozewai
Now all I have to do is think of an interesting presentation to propose!