In November 2000 the Interactive Information Institute at RMIT University initiated and ran an International Web Accessibility Summit in Melbourne, Australia. The Summit was organised by Shar McMillan and Janine Mawhinney.
Understanding web accessiblity is increasingly important. Many organisations are not only required under the Disability Discrimination Act to provide services that are accessible to people with disabilities, but increased accessibility provides easier access to a larger market including, mobile devices and other new emerging technologies.
Drawing participants from around the world, the two day Summit covered a variety of web accessiblity issues including:
Presentations were aimed at an audience comprising non-technical managers and commissioners of Web services as well as developers of Web sites and technologies.
This disc contains text and video from many of the presentations, as well as material from the exhibitors, W3C Accessibility Guidelines, useful software, and information on how to use the disc.
Peter Batchelor filmed the Summit presenters, edited the video and created the disc, for RMIT's Interactive Information Institute. The Auslan interpreters were filmed by Adrian Bruch.
We acknowledge the generous support of Australian W3C Office, Real Networks, Election.com, and Multimedia Victoria.