On May 9, we invite you to participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities.
While the target audience of GAAD is primarily the design, development, usability and related communities, the event is open to anybody who may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities.
We've got presentations from:
Dey Alexander (http://www.4syllables.com.au/about/) - Making Accessibility Accessible Kim Chatterjee (http://www.stamfordinteractive.com.au/people/kim-chatterjee/) Adam Kendall (https://twitter.com/kendalls) & Chris McLay (https://twitter.com/chrismclay) - Good design is accessible Implementing an Accessibility Framework - Kevin Galvin We’ve secured RMIT’s building 80 (The Swanston Academic Building) located at 445 Swanston Street as a venue, which not only looks cool but should also be sufficiently accessible.
Swanston Academic Building
Bld 80, Level 2, Room 7
445 Swanston Street
RMIT City campus map: http://www.rmit.edu.au/maps/city
Swanston Academic Building info: http://www.rmit.edu.au/bus/sab
Level 2 can be accessed street level from the Swanston Street entrance.
Food and drinks are not allowed inside the lecture theatre, but there are places inside the building to buy drinks and snacks while while waiting for the presentations.
Please help us spread the word and make this event great by sending to those you think will be interested.
Finally, please confirm your attendance by RSVP'ing Yes via this meetup page
I hope to see you on the 9th of May.