1, 2 and 3 December 2004 at La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria.
|Director, Resource Centre for Academic Technology (RCAT) and Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC) University of Toronto, Chair: W3C ATAG Working Group, IMS Accessibility Special Interest Group, etc.|
|Usability Consultant, Monash University (Monash)|
Inaccessibility is what happens when there is a mis-match between a user and what they are trying to access. How do we get the matches right? It is no longer just a matter of working on making better content, especially as the responsibility is not only for one's own content. There are other stages of the process of concern and accessibility specialists are involved in the whole process from content creation to user presentation. What can we do with the content and tools we now have to maximise accessibility?
There has been enough time for a significant amount of experience to be accumulated and we invite those with experiences, good and bad, to share their experiences in one of the many forms of activities we have at the OZeWAI conference. There has been some interesting research. We are keen to have those who do this research sharing their findings with others. There is a lot of free, reliable software out there that you could be using to solve some accessibility problems.
The following topics are suggested:
This year we will stream proposals for two special themes:
We are keen to have a wide range of presentations and workshops and especially to have up-to-date presentations. If you wish to make a late submission, please review the detailed list of possibilities for proposals and see how to submit your proposal.
We always try to plan for the participants we expect to join us. The following list is not exhaustive but should be helpful:
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All papers and other proposals are reviewed by the OZeWAI international review panel. They look for new, interesting and useful contributions in a range of forms that will be appealing and satisfying to OZeWAI participants. Full papers are refereed according to DEST standards, with the authors not being told the identity of their referees.
OZeWAI 2003 offered hands-on workshops, plenary presentations, informal work sessions, research reports, 'problem sharing' sessions and a 'continuous evaluation laboratory'. OZeWAI 2004 will have even more participatory events to ensure everyone has practical experiences as well as theoretical and more formal occasions. The venue is ideal for small group discussion and the program, with lunches and dinners included, will provide opportunities for participants to interact with presenters informally. La Trobe University has on-campus accommodation (see below).
We offer one, two or three full days with presentations, workshops, including hands-on workshops, a reception, a formal dinner and a wind-up cocktail - as well as lunches and coffee/tea etc.
Costs: $400 for full registration, $300 for student registration, and $150 for daily registration (incl GST.). These costs include all activities of the day or registration, even the reception, dinner, etc. Early birds will register for $15 less than their later friends.
La Trobe University's Menzies College offers specially priced, on-campus accommodation for OZeWAI participants.
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