All websites built in Australia must currently comply to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0. However, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 are just around the corner. How will they affect the work you are doing now and into the future?
Two of Australia’s leading experts on WCAG 2, Bruce McGuire and Gian Sampson-Wild come together for one night only to answer all your questions.
Bruce McGuire, from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HEROC) will be talking about WCAG 2.0 and HEROC. Bruce Maguire is most famous for his role in the court case against SOCOG in 2000. However, Bruce has been involved in the field of information access for people with a print disability for more than 20 years. He has been President of the Round table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Inc., Chair of the Australian Braille Authority, and served on numerous state, national and international committees. Bruce is currently a Policy and Project Officer in the Disability Rights Unit of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, (HREOC), where he has primary responsibility for issues related to information access, such as copyright, access to tertiary materials, telecommunications, and web accessibility.
Gian Sampson-Wild will talk about how WCAG 2 will affect web designers and developers. Gian Sampson-Wild, both Managing Director and Senior Accessibility Specialist at PurpleTop has been working in the accessibility arena since 1998. In 2000 she joined the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and has been active in developing WCAG 2.0 ever since. Gian is also widely known for her Purpletop accessibility tool and for her work with the Commonwealth Games over the last two years.
When: Friday April 7
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start
Where: Australian Museum, 6 College Street Sydney