One of the major activities of the Round Table is an annual Conference for information sharing and learning. The Conference includes the Round Table AGM and is held annually, usually in May.

2017 Conference

Conference Theme

“Information Access – new modes, technologies and opportunities”

This conference provides three full days of technical, research and panel sessions, presentations and practical workshops on issues related to accessibility. There are also many opportunities for networking and socialising with key speakers, panel members and attendees.

Dates and Venue

Saturday, 6 May 2017 – Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Mercure Perth, 10 Irwin Street, Perth WA 6000

Register now to attend the 2017 Round Table Annual Conference and be in to win a Basic-D V4 embosser very generously donated by Pentronics.

A live auction will take place at the Conference Dinner on Monday, 8 May – will you be the lucky winner?

All communication regarding the Round Table Conference is circulated on the Round Table Mailing List.  Documents & updates are posted on this website as they become available.

Conference Aims

  • To share information about the latest developments in provision of accessible information
  • To provide information for people with a print disability
  • To enhance dialogue between users and providers of accessible information
  • To promote and enhance collaborative partnerships and peer support networks
  • To showcase and workshop examples of best practice in the provision of accessible information and technology for children and adults with a print disability
  • To explore person-centred policies, supports and services provided for children and adults with a print disability in work places, schools and educational institutions, and local communities

Proceedings and papers from past conferences

Each year the Round Table runs a conference to facilitate and influence the production and use of quality alternative formats for people with print disabilities. Conferences showcase examples of best practice in the provision of accessible information to people with a print disability in the workplace and the community centre, including businesses, agencies, tertiary institutions, libraries, Commonwealth, State and local government.

2017 – Perth “Information Access – new modes, technologies and opportunities”

2016 – Melbourne “Access and engagement with the marketplace of information, technologies and learning”

2015 – Adelaide “Dynamics of information access – Current and future contexts and designs”

2014 – Brisbane “Information Access – Putting the Person at the Centre”

2013 – Sydney “Digital Literacy: Making the World Accessible”

2012 – Perth “Universal Access: Are We There Yet?”

2011 – Melbourne “Bridging the Information Access Gap, Past Successes & Future Challenges”

2010 – Auckland “Think Globally, Act Locally!”


Last updated: March 21, 2017 at 19:30 pm