School of Computer and Security Science, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
With Australia now transitioning to WCAG 2.0, accessibility has become a critical area requiring a far greater emphasis in the next couple of years. The Australian Human Rights Commission has argued that all Australian websites should meet WCAG 2.0 AA by December 2014. In this presentation, Vivienne will discuss important findings from her study of public library web site accessibility. She will also provide insights into her current PhD investigation and give a first hand account of the Hyderabad conference and global efforts on web site accessibility.
Vivienne Conway is a Ph.D. student in the School of Computer and Security Science, researching Website accessibility. In 2010, Vivienne won ALIA's Twila Ann Janssen Herr Award for Disability Services, acknowledging her Honors work on library web site accessibility. In her study, Vivienne found that none of the public libraries investigated passed the most basic criteria of WCAG 1.0 Priority Level A accessibility. In 2011, Vivienne was awarded a Google Student Award to attend the International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A 2011) held in Hyderabad, India.
The seminar will be of interest to anyone interested in web site accessibility.