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Prioritising accessibility when building a site

| Proposal No: 2095

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  • Gian Wild, Ms, AccessibilityOz

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Length of Session (in hours): 3-hrFormat: Lab Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

This session focuses accessibility activities to perform at key stages of the web development lifecycle. These activities can ensure that a site is accessible as possible at launch.


When do you need to think about accessibility when building a site? There are specific accessibility tasks that should be considered at particular stages, including: Request For Quote consultation Staff training Functional specification / Web Style Guide review Wireframes / Design evaluation Template evaluation Web site audit Gian Wild will go through each of these tasks in detail and provide examples. (Please note could also be run as a one hour session in the conference)


  1. Accessibility is required throughout the build process
  2. Specific requirements at design, template and launch
  3. Accessibility training is essential

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.