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Mobile and Accessibility

| Proposal No: 2094

Bios & Handouts


  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

Gian Wild will be speaking about how to make your mobile sites accessible. WCAG2 was written before mobile devices were ubiquitous, and there are some accessibility issues unique to the mobile format.


A large number of people now use mobile and tablet devices to access the internet. This has engendered a number of responsive design sites, that change according to screen size. However other organisations have developed pure mobile sites for use on only mobiles and tablets. Gian Wild looks into the specific accessibility requirements for responsive sites and pure mobile sites. She demonstrates common mobile accessibility problems and delves into the recently released BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines.


  1. How to check if your mobile site is accessible
  2. Where to get specific mobile accessibility guidelines
  3. Mobile usage around the world

Speaker Bio(s)

Gian Wild

Gian works in the area of web accessibility: making sure web sites and mobile apps can be used by people with disabilities. She spent six years contributing to the international set of web accessibility guidelines used around the world and is also the CEO and Founder of AccessibilityOz. With offices in Australia and the United States, AccessibilityOz has been operating for five years. Its clients include the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Optus, Seek and Foxtel. A 2017 Australian of the Year award nominee, Gian splits her time between Australia the US. A regular speaker at conferences around the world, in 2015 she presented to the United Nations on the importance of web accessibility at the Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.