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September 2019

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We hope you're having a great week, and have a relaxing weekend planned.

This month, you'll be hearing from Muhammed Saleem, our Gulf Co-operation Council Office Manager in Kuwait.

Muhammad has a Masters’ Degree in Computer Science from Australia and has worked with the Director of Web Key IT for a number of years, sharing the passion for making all digital materials (and all other services in our country) accessible for people with disabilities and also seniors.

‘Digital Accessibility in Kuwait: The Next Step’ Conference

Kuwait has embarked on an impressive journey, setting a standard for the Middle East in the design of a Framework for Digital Accessibility. The implementation of the Kuwait Digital Accessibility Framework for people with disabilities is not only aligned with Kuwait law, but also reflects the vision of Kuwait for 2035. This vision is a step toward ensuring government websites are accessible to everyone which includes people with disabilities.

Kuwait will host the 2nd Conference in Digital Accessibility in January 2020, “Digital Accessibility in Kuwait: The Next Step”. This Conference will focus on the ‘Kuwait Vision 2035’ and the accessibility of government websites for people with disabilities. The purpose of this conference is to promote the implementation of the Kuwait Digital Accessibility Framework and to assess the current level of digital accessibility of Kuwaiti government websites.

The conference will include workshops on the Kuwait Digital Accessibility Framework and how it applies to both the public and private section. There will also be a workshop for people who are engaging in digital accessibility implementation in the region. A highlight of the conference will be an announcement of the Digital Accessibility Award for the most accessible website in Kuwait. This award is the first of its kind in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). This award will encourage the public and private sector to apply the Kuwait Digital Accessibility Framework for their websites and raise the awareness in Kuwait of the importance of digital accessibility for everyone, and promote inclusivity for people with disabilities.

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Research Surveys

Web Key IT are conducting research to understand the current trends in digital accessibility from the point of view of both the organisation and that of the individual using websites, applications etc.  We have two really short surveys (about 5 minutes) and we are hoping that we get sufficient response to collate meaningful and current data.  Would you please complete it? Also, if you’d send it to your own lists, we would be very appreciative.  We will make the results available for everyone via our website.  Thanks so much for your help and distribution.

If you represent both yourself and your organisation, you are welcome to complete both surveys.  Please contact us at if you want any information about the surveys.

For Individuals: Understanding the Digital User Experience

For Organisations: Digital Accessibility for Organisations

YouTube Channel

Our new YouTube Channel is live! We've got our first video up there now, with more to come.

Training Dates

Registrations close TOMORROW (6th of September)

Dates: Every Thursday, October 3rd – 31st

Location: ATI Mirage, Cloisters, Level 1/863 Hay St, Perth WA

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm


  • $3250 per person (excl. GST) includes all learning materials, lunch, and morning & afternoon tea
  • 2nd person from same organisation $3,000 (excl. GST)
  • 4 people from same organisation $2700 each (excl. GST)
  • ACS Members – discount of $100 ($3150 each)
  • Discount for WALGA Members of 5% ($3088 each)

 Register and information enquiries to

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ACS Members-only Webinar: A Practical Guide to Digital Accessibility
10th of September, 2019
Presented by our own Dr. Vivienne Conway
Register for this Webinar here
Monthly Perth Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup
17th of September, 2019
Dome Cafe
149 James Street, Northbridge WA
Read more about the Accessibility Meetup group

Australian Access Awards
3rd of December 2019
More information here

Australasian Conference on Information Systems
9th-11th of December, 2019
Fremantle, WA
Register Here
Australian Accessibility Conference (OZeWAI and PWAC)
11th-13th February 2020
Perth, WA
More information here

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If you haven't already, take a look at our Facebook page for daily updates and some excellent accessibility articles and resources, there really is a lot on there. We also have Twitter, LinkedIn and our new YouTube Channel! All these links are below for future reference, so have a click around, and share this with your friends.

Please do remember to take a moment to look at our website and as always, we look forward to hearing your thoughts, comments and any feedback you may have!
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