Special Event: Gian Wild on PDFs & Accessibility

We’re delighted to announce that Gian Wild will present at UX Melbourne on PDFs and Accessibility early in the new year.

PDFs have always been an issue when it comes to accessibility. With the advent of WCAG2, it becomes the decision of policy-makers such as AGIMO and the Australian Human Rights Commission (formerly HREOC) as to whether PDFs are deemed an ‘accessible technology’ and whether they can be on a site without an accessible alternative.

AGIMO is currently undertaking a review of PDFs and their capacity to be made accessible. This seminar talks about the review and its likely outcomes.

About Gian

Gian has worked in the accessibility industry since 1998 and consulted on the development of the first Level AAA accessible website in Australia (Disability Information Victoria). She ran the accessibility consultancy PurpleTop from 2000 to 2005 and built the accessibility tool, PurpleCop.

Amongst other sites, Gian has worked as the Accessibility Consultant for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and was responsible for training Microsoft developers in accessibility. She also wrote the original and updated version of the Victorian eGovernment Resource Centre Web Accessibility Toolkit. Gian was a Member of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group from May 2000 to August 2006.

When is it?

Tuesday, 18th January 2011

Come down from 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

Where is it?

LOOP
23 Meyers Pl
Melbourne VIC 3000
http://www.looponline.com.au/

How much does it cost?

Nothing, it’s free (but if you can purchase something from the bar that will thank them for their support of UX Melbourne).

We’ll supply the nibbles.

Tell us you’re coming

The venue’s capacity is limited so make sure you RSVP to ensure your place! Email us at rsvp@uxmelbourne.org