Join us at the Perth .NET user group, Thurs June 7th where Dr. Scott Hollier will present on Web and Application Accessibility. The Federal government’s National Transition Strategy and accompanying state government policies now require that all government websites meet accessibility criteria. Come along to hear Dr Scott Hollier from Media Access Australia explain how you can make sure your web development complies with the government’s accessibility requirements, learn how people with disabilities are likely to interact with your work and how the likely impact of future Web standards.
Scott Hollier is a Project Manager and the Western Australia Manager for Media Access Australia, a not-for-profit, public benevolent institution. Scott's work focuses on making computers and Internet-related technologies accessible to people with
disabilities. Scott also represents MAA on the Advisory Committee of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the organisation primarily responsible for developing and promoting access to media through technology for people with disabilities.
Scott has completed a PhD titled ‘The Disability Divide: an examination into the needs of computing and Internet-related technologies on people who are blind or vision impaired’, and has a background in Computer Science and a wealth of experience in both the information technology and not-for-profit sectors. Scott is legally blind and as such understands the importance of access at a personal level.