A Web Directions event Transform 2017 Australia's Digital Government Conference

Session Details

Stewart Hay

Digital accessibility in a post truth world

Stewart Hay Intopia

Digital accessibility is important. It is necessary for people with a disability. Australian governments at all levels have endorsed minimum digital accessibility standards. So, why are agencies still producing digital services which do not conform to the agreed Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)?

The release of the Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy in 2010 was an important initiative. It ensured that no one was going to be left behind as government progressed towards a digital world. The strategy has definitely advanced the implementation of digital accessibility but new websites and mobile apps are still being developed which do not meet these important guidelines?

In this presentation Stewart will discuss:

  • Common mistakes agencies are making around Digital Accessibility
  • Ways Digital Accessibility can be built into the DNA of any organisation.

Stewart Hay

Stewart is an experienced leader in delivering analytic and information technology solutions. He specialises in positive disruption of standard business models through innovative, data driven solutions. He has a background spanning technology, strategy, and management across a range of sectors including finance, emergency services, transport, utilities and environment.

He is passionate about information technology and was involved in setting up and running major community networking events for geospatial analytics and web accessibility.

Stewart is a natural problem solver, who is results driven, and has an aptitude for quickly understanding issues and priorities. He has excellent communication and leadership skills with an ability to inspire new ideas within teams and across organisations.

Don't miss your chance to see Stewart and other inspiring speakers at Transform.

Tickets start at $599, for an in-depth day with the world's leading Government digital service design experts.

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Australia's Digital Government Conference.

CanberraWorkshop March 29th Conference March 30th

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What is Transform?

Australia's Digital Government Conference

As user centric approaches to Government service delivery, pioneered by the UK Government Digital Service change how Governments worldwide meet their citizen's needs, Web Directions brings you experts from the GDS, Code For America, the US Digital Service and Australia's own Digital Transformation Office to address this vital issue.

Whether you're in Federal, State or Local Government, or work with Governments of any level to deliver services, Transform will keep you up to date with developments in Government service design and delivery.

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Praise for past Web Directions events

Phil Whitehouse
Web Directions is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development.

Phil Whitehouse,
Innovation Lead DigitasLBi

Ethan Marcotte
I’ve been admiring the Web Directions events for years, and was honored to be part… What a fantastic event!

Ethan Marcotte,
inventor "responsive Web design"

Dave Greiner
Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite

Dave Greiner,
founder Campaign Monitor

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About Us

Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over a decade brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, indeed everyone involved in producing web and digital products to learn from one another, and the World's leading experts across this vast field.

We spend our lives thinking about what comes next, keeping up with trends in technology, practices and processes, and filtering the hype, to make sure you don't miss trends that matter, and don't waste time on hype that doesn't.

We promise attending one of our events will leave you significantly better versed in the challenges you face day to day, and in solutions for addressing them.

In 2017, we'll be organising Respond in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane Transform in Canberra, Code in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and Direction in Sydney.

vignettes form our events, social, speakers and more. Includes Hannah Donovan skylarking.

John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for over 20 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.

His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.

His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's rightly acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".

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