Amanda Mace is the Operations Manager at Web Key IT, a Digital Accessibility firm. Her role at Web Key IT includes providing accessibility consultation, training, website and document auditing, document remediation and project management.
Amanda has presented at several conferences and events on both the practical implications and technical solutions for accessible digital products. As an active member of two W3C working groups, the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and the Education and Outreach Working Group as well as the Silver Taskforce, Amanda continues to contribute standards and guidelines to ensure a more accessible future for all.
Angel is passionate about universal design and authentic representation — she collaborates with brands and organisations on how to include people with disability and produce inclusive products and content. She has assisted in planning international events, helped councils with accessibility and town planning, and lectured at universities.
Angel was the first female model with a physical impairment to showcase designs in Melbourne Fashion Week. She is the 2019 Queensland Young Australian of the Year and the CEO of Attitude Foundation.
Christos spent 15 years in internal accessibility advisory roles at IBM Australia. He has a strong focus on improving the accessibility and usability of digital solutions in order to improve the user experience and efficiency for all users. Christos is an expert in the application of WCAG guidelines and brings inclusive design thinking to move beyond compliance to create widely useful solutions with clients.
Clint is a digital content author and accessibility champion at Bankwest, based in Perth. He works with the website teams to deliver accessible content and functionality. Clint regularly consults with colleagues, conducts empathy sessions and champions digital accessibility across the bank. He works closely with an external consultant to drive the Bankwest website towards WCAG 2.1 compliance and better customer experiences.
Sean lost the majority of his vision in the early 80s. For the last 30 plus years he has worked for local and international organisations which support vision impaired individuals, as well as develop assistive technology and high tech products for the main stream. Sean currently works for Cisco Systems as a Senior Accessibility Software Engineer. He is on the International Association for Accessibility Professionals Global Leadership Advisory Council and is director on the Digital Gap Initiative board.
Wayne Hawkins is the Director of Inclusion at the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN). He joined ACCAN in 2010 as Disability Policy Advisor and has led work on telecommunications access for consumers with disability.
Prior to joining ACCAN Wayne was National Policy officer with Blind Citizens Australia. Wayne is a doctoral candidate at Sydney University researching Australian telecommunications and disability policies. Wayne has been blind since 2005 as a result of Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Vithya is the Digital Accessibility Consultant at VisAbility and works for the Accessibility Information Department. Part of Vithya’s role is to ensure that websites, videos, documents and audio materials are accessible to all users, including people with disabilities.
Vithya also provides accessibility training and document/website consultancy. She has presented at several disability conference and events on various digital accessibility topics. With a Professional Certification in Web Accessibility, Masters of Innovation Technologies from ECU, specialising in multimedia, sound design and 3D Surround Sound, Vithya has developed a great passion for digital accessibility and inclusive publishing and strives to ensure that all product and information is “Born Accessible”.