OZeWAI national accessibility conference coming to Perth in February 2020

OZeWAI, Australia’s national digital accessibility conference, has announced that it will be holding its next gathering in Perth, Western Australia and co-locating with the Perth Web Accessibility Camp (PWAC). The camp will be held 11-13 February 2020.

In an e-mail announcement, it was stated that:

“OzeWAI is partnering with the Perth Web Accessibility Camp (PWAC) to host the Australian Accessibility Conference. Our conference aim is to enhance the professional understanding of accessibility across Australia through networking, education and industry certification.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about and contribute to the future direction of accessibility.
  • Collaborate in the accessibility ‘Shark Tank’
  • Undertake internationally recognised industry certification exams
  • Celebrate achievements in accessibility”

The OZeWAI conference has been running for over 20 years with this marking its first time being held in Perth. By co-locating with the seventh Perth Web Accessibility Camp the move ensures that attendees will be supported whether they are just starting out on the accessibility journey or are seasoned digital access professionals.

Additional information can be found on the OZeWAI website You can also view a selection of PWAC 2019 highlights

Australian Accessibility Conference in 2020 in Perth, Western Australia.

Australian Accessibility Conference (OZeWAI and PWAC)
11th – 13th February 2020 at VisAbility at Victoria Park.

Australian Accessibility Conference

OZeWAI is the Australian Web Accessibility Initiative and PWAC is the Perth Web Accessibility Camp, these two events have joined together with the Centre for Accessibility to create the Australian Accessibility Conference.

17th Deafblind International World Conference 2019 Conference Program Available

Earlybird closes end February.

Have you booked your ticket yet? The conference program for the 17th Deafblind International World Conference has now been released! If you want to secure your place at the conference and learn more about accessibility, communication and technology for those who are deafblind, make sure to register.

View program

The Deafblind International conference offers a rich and engaging program featuring worldwide perspectives on accessibility, communication and technology to empower the deafblind community.

The program also includes a family forum covering a range of topics including the experience of family life when one parent has deafblindness, to parents of young adults with deafblindness describing their children’s health behaviours over time.

The Global Report on Deafblindness will also be presented at the 2019 Conference.

Register now!

Earlybird closes 28 February 2019.

Deafblind International and Able Australia invite you to register for the 17th Deafblind International World Conference 2019.

The conference theme is:
Sharing the knowledge to ACT: Accessibility. Communication. Technology. “Now is your time to ACT”

In keeping with this theme, we aim to showcase research, experiences and best practices that are shaping the world for those who are deafblind. This conference is not only for academics and professionals working in the field of deafblindness, but also professional interpreters and communication guides, people who are deafblind, together with families of people with both acquired and congenital deafblindness.

For registration costs and inclusions, please go here: dbi 2019 registration

Ryan Honschooten – Blind Sailor from Perth says:

“Flight booked: its real! I am crewing in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart on board Kayle sailors with disabilities

All thanks to sponsor Irvin Bullbars

Keep track of Ryan and the other members of the crew in the 2015 Rolex Sydney to Hobart hatch race.

To be blind only means you cant see.

Presentation on Inclusive Travel for People with a Disability

As part of a final assignment for a LeadAbility training program in Western Australia, a small group of those LeadAbility partisipants made up of Erin Marshall, Zeliha Iscel, Erin Wood, Jodie Archer and Brie Glassborow, put together a presentation on inclusive travel.

The PowerPoint slideshow used during the Presentation can be accessed here: Inclusive Travel Slideshow (pptx file)

About LeadAbility

This immersive and collaborative course builds leadership skills to enable people to become more influential, confident and effective leaders. LeadAbility is open to people with disabilities as well as carers across the WA community. Successful applicants are those who have a clear personal vision and purpose, and who want to work in a group environment to help others grow and develop.

Go here for more information on LeadAbility