What is it?
OZeWAI is the Australian Web Accessibility Initiative, which is a strong and established group of members. OZeWAI is proud to provide a valuable source of information on accessibility issues and ideas to the broader community.
The OZeWAI conference brings together the most knowledgeable digital accessibility experts, specialists and researchers from all over the world, as well as leaders in the industry, government and non-profit organisations to explore and support digital inclusion topics and ideas.
It will be held over three days, with the schedule covering a wide range of accessibility and inclusive design topics.
Who is it for?
The OZeWAI Conference 2018 is for anyone interested in accessibility and inclusive design including accessibility experts, web researchers, web designers, user experience and user interface designers, front-end developers, project managers and more.
The OZeWAI Conference 2018 will be held over three day, and cover a wide range of accessibility and inclusive design topics.
Dr Scott Hollier
Dr Scott Hollier specialises in the field of digital accessibility and is the author of the book ‘Outrunning the Night: a life journey of disability, determination and joy’. With a Ph.D. in Internet Studies and project management experience across the not-for-profit, corporate and government sectors, Scott is an internationally-recognised researcher and speaker. Consultancy areas include consumer-based support for service organisations, developer-based support for ICT professionals for web and app-related work and support across different organisational roles to achieve compliance with digital accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.0. Services include direct consultancy, project management, accessibility training and resource development. Scott also lectures at Edith Cowan University and the University of South Australia in the areas of information management and web accessibility.
Eugene Goossens Hall
ABC Studios Sydney
ABC Ultimo Centre
700 Harris St, Ultimo NSW 2007
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- 818-820 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia (link to map)
- Tel: (+61) 2/92176666
- Fax: (+61) 2/92176888
- Mercure Sydney website
OZeWAI attendees are eligible for a 10-15% discount (which is already applied to the best flexible rate) via the Mercure booking link.
Guests only need to input the location and dates of their stays to enjoy the corporate rates at Mercure Sydney, Novotel Central and ibis Sydney World Square, noting that these 3 hotels will have different preferred rates.
Other accommodation in Sydney
There are many nearby accommodation options, some are walking distance and others are a short drive or bus ride away:
The Mercure Sydney Hotel is a 4-minute walk from the Conference Venue. View Google Map of directions.
Central Station is the closest railway station to the ABC. It is a ten minute walk from Central Station to the ABC’s main entrance on Harris Street. Or from Central Station take the underground pedestrian tunnel all the way to the rear entrance of the ABC (heading towards Haymarket).
There are a number of bus stops on Broadway and George Street within a few minutes walk of the ABC Ultimo Centre. Monorail and Light Rail stops are close by in Haymarket. For more details, call 131 500.
Parking – closest parking is the Novotel Sydney Central at 169-179 Thomas Street, which offers ABC staff and guests a preferential rate of approx. $25 a day, with validation at a ticket machine in the ABC foyer.
Other transport options are available via the Sydney transport trip planner.
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Dinner will be at OLIO Kensington Street
- Located at Level 2, The Old Rum Store, 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale NSW 2008
- We have booked the 3-course $78 set menu (vegetarian options are similar to the shared menu), details can be viewed by downloading the OLIO function pack
- Reply to email@example.com by Monday 19 November to confirm your booking
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Dinner at Four Elements Restaurant, Mercure Sydney
Entrée (alternate drop)
- Caramelised Mushroom Medley. Served with frisse, hazelnut butter, toasted brioche, baby herbs
- Beef Carpaccio. Served with baby capers shaved pecorino, baby herb salad
Mains (alternate drop)
- Chicken Breast. Served with parsnip puree, wilted spinach, sautéed mushroom
- Salmon Fillet. Served with beans, mash potato and lemon butter
Dessert (alternate drop)
- Butter Popcorn Brulee. Served with sea salted caramel ice cream & caramel popcorn
- Home style baked cheesecake
The restaurant is aware of the relevant dietary requirements already supplied.
Friday, 23 November 2018
Drinks at Cafe 80
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