OZeWAI Conference 2017

Speakers

Learn a little bit about some of the experts presenting sessions this year.

Keynotes

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Speakers

Amanda Mace

Amanda is currently working at Web Key IT as Project Manager and Senior Website Analyst. Her work includes website and document auditing, document remediation and project management. Since joining the Web Key IT team she has undertaken a wide variety of courses, all with a focus on website and document accessibility. Amanda was a presenter at the 2016 OZeWAI conference and the Perth Accessibility Camp earlier this year, as well as conducting various other presentations. She is passionate about ensuring digital products are inclusive and is a known fan for the correct usage of WAI-ARIA. Amanda is also a member of two W3C working groups, the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and the Education and Outreach Working Group. Follow on Twitter @webkey_it

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Andrew Downie

Andrew Downie is TAFE NSW’s Adaptive Technologies Officer. He is a psychologist with a post-graduate diploma in education. He appreciates the benefits that both mainstream and specialised technology offer. He is not, however, a fan of gadgets for their own sake - equipment should be useful rather than gimmicky. An issue that Andrew is passionate about is the potential benefit to people who have disabilities by the effective use of technology.

David Masters

David has worked in the technology industry for close to two decades. He has been a Ministerial policy adviser, a consultant, a journalist and a public servant in previous incarnations. In his current role he is increasingly passionate about the ability for technology to empower people with a disability. Follow on Twitter @mastersofdavid and @MSFTenable.

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Gerry Neustatl

With 15 years’ experience in digital strategy, communications and accessibility across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, Gerry is a passionate vocal disruptor of conventional product design at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Projects he’s recently caused trouble for include ABC and ABC Listen mobile app relaunches, and the triple j, Hottest 100, 7.30 Report and Australian Story websites. Currently he’s wreaking havoc for dedicated ABC News editors, teams committed to children’s media and the Heywire Storytelling competition for young regional Australians. He has two cats. Follow on Twitter: @gerryneus

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Remya Ramesh

As a one-time engineer, it’s no surprise that Remya’s interest in technology straddles user experience design and product development. Featured as one of GovInsider’s “Women in GovTech” in 2016, Remya heads up the Experience Design team at Seamless. She’s an outspoken advocate for inclusive design and is passionate about creating products and experiences customers love. Remya is an active member of the tech community and co-runs the Girl Geek Dinners and LadiesThatUX groups in Melbourne. Follow on Twitter @rem_ram

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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.

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