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1 WWW & W4A Conferences

2 WebKeyIT WWW 2017 is coming to Perth! Perth Bid Committee o Consortium of the Perth Universities plus other interested parties o Have been working together for the past 3 years o Presented our formal bid in Seoul in April and won the bid! Conference locations Hyderabad, India Lyon, France Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Seoul, South Korea o Next year in Florence, Italy o 2016 in Montreal, Canada 2

3 WebKeyIT 3

4 Interested in submitting a paper? 4

5 WebKeyIT What happens at W4A? Interesting papers – o showcasing cutting edge research Google Student Award – o 2 Masters or PhD students receive an award from Google to help with the cost of attending and get to present their proposed research Paciello Group Challenge - o Showcases advanced Web and Mobile technologies to technical leaders from academia and industry o Purpose is to encourage and accelerate the development of innovative and usable technologies 5

6 WebKeyIT Some of last year’s papers Paciello Group Challenge: o Listen to Everything You Want to Read with Capti Narrator o Marker-Assisted Recognition of Dynamic Content in Public Spaces o APIS4all: Personalisation as a Strategy to Ensure Accessibility and Enhance User Experience of Public Digital Terminals o Widget Design Authoring Toolkit 6

7 WebKeyIT Last year’s Google Student Award Winners Catia Prandi (Italy) o Accessibility and Smart Data: the Case Study of mPASS Karl Wiegand (USA) o Intelligent Assistive Communication and the Web as a Social Medium 7

8 WebKeyIT And then there’s the social side… W4A dinner one night Research & Development Working Group dinner one night The Gala WWW Banquet – always something special A chance to travel and see some of the sights in a different city each year A chance to mingle with and learn from the leading researchers in the accessibility (and Web for WWW people) 8

9 WebKeyIT Interested in coming to WWW 2015? 9

10 WebKeyIT Interested in coming to the WW 2015 or W4A? Dates o W4A: May 18 – 20, 2015 o WWW 2015 – May 18-22, 2015 Location o Florence, Italy Talk to: o Scott Hollier, Justin Brown, Rick Barrett or myself and we’d be happy to tell you all about it 10

11 WebKeyIT W3C Working Groups o To join a W3C Working Group you must be on the staff of a member organisation or apply to be an ‘Invited Expert’ details are on the website WCAG Working Group o The WCAG-Evaluation Methodology Task force has just released the WCAG-EM o o Continues to work on refining the documents that accompany WCAG 2.0 – e.g. Sufficient Techniques and Understanding WCAG 2.0 documents Research & Development Working Group o a working group of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), o Aim is to increase the incorporation of accessibility considerations into research on web technologies, and to identify projects researching web accessibility and suggest research questions that may contribute to new projects o Present regular teleconference seminar events 11

12 WebKeyIT WAI Interest Groups There are lots of interest groups on the WAI web page: It is easy to subscribe: use this link with ‘subscribe’ as the subject: There is a link to an archive of the previous discussions and messages – check here if you wonder if anyone has previously asked your question: 12

13 WebKeyIT Your Contact for Interest in W4A and the RDWG 13 Vivienne Conway – Director, Web Key IT Pty Ltd W3C Advisory Committee Representative at Web Key IT Pty Ltd Member of RDWG & the WCAG-Evaluation Methodology Task Force W4A Chair for the Paciello Group Challenge in 2015 Justin Brown – Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University Member of the Research & Development Working Group Scott Hollier - Manager, Major Projects W3C Advisory Committee Representative at Media Access Australia


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