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W4A 2017 Call for Participation

From: Greg Gay <greggay@rogers.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:00:15 -0400
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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We invite you to participate in the W4A 2017 conference!  Please see the 
details below.


WWW/W4A Accessibility Hack (at Bankwest Place Podium, Perth)


We are pleased to announce that this year there will be a Poster 
Competition.  Please see details at 
http://www.w4a.info/2016/2017/submissions/poster-competition/. Posters 
will be welcome from attendees, please ensure that you signify your 
intention to submit a poster to Dr Luz Rello (gc@w4a.info 
<mailto:gc@w4a.info>).  You are welcome to submit an electronic poster 
in addition to the physical poster.  Prizes will be awarded!

The 14th International Web for All Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web 

W4A 2017 (#w4a2017), co-located with the 26th International World Wide 
Web Conference

WWW 2017, will take place in Perth, Western Australia on April 2-4, at 
the Perth Convention Centre in the Perth city centre.


“The Future of Accessible Work”


Full Program available at:http://www.w4a.info/2016/2017/program/




Students $490AUD (~286.85 USD and 269.64 Euro at today’s rates)

Regular $800AUD (~588.60 USD and 553.11 Euro)

Accommodation: http://www.www2017.com.au/about/accommodation.php




    Alastair McEwin (Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner) on


    Kevin Carey ( Member of the Executive Committee of ICEVI and the
    Chair of the World Blind Union Technology Committee and of the World
    Braille Council. He is Chair of the Royal National Institute of
    Blind people and recently chaired the development of its
    revolutionary policy for Children, Young People, Their Families,
    Carers and Educators.)


    David Masters (Corporate Affairs Manager at Microsoft Australia)
    “Microsoft’s Journey Toward Inclusion”


    William Loughborough After-Dinner Talk delivered by Dr Scott
    Hollier, on “Technology, Education and Access: A ‘Fair Go’ for
    People with Disabilities”..

PROGRAM (at a glance)



    Keynote - Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
    for Australia “Working together: technology as the foundation for
    better employment outcomes for people with disability”


    Presentation of papers


    W4A Dinner at Kailis Trigg Island - transportation by bus and
    accessible taxi from the convention centre. William Loughborough
    After-Dinner address by Dr Scott Hollier, author, researcher and
      and accessibility professional



    Keynote - David Masters,Corporate Affairs Manager at Microsoft


    Presentation of papers


    Accessibility Hack - sponsored by Bankwest and held at their
    premises which are a 5 minute walk from the Convention Centre.


    WWW Welcome Dinner - tickets included if you have a pass valid for



    Keynote - Kevin Carey, Chair of the Royal National Institute of
    Blind people “Employment in the digital age for people with Impairment”


    Poster competition throughout the day - view and vote in your breaks


    Presentation of papers


    Closing awards in the afternoon - includes awards for Accessibility
    Hack and Poster competition


This year W4A is endorsed by the IW3C2 in cooperation with the ACM and 
its Special Interest Groups SIGACCESS, SIGCHI and SIGWEB. The general 
conference is supported by Google, IBM, and Intuit. The Web 
Accessibility Challenge is sponsored by The Paciello Group, and the 
Student Awards are sponsored by Google, and Intuit. Support has also 
been provided by CaptiVoice.com, Ability Magazine, OpenConf, Web Key IT 
and ATutorSpaces. The Accessibility Hack has been sponsored by Bankwest, 
supported by Microsoft Australia.


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