Theme: “Dynamics of information access – Current and future contexts and designs”
Information Access is important to all people with print disability, and has many dimensions including format (braille, large print, E-text, etc.), facilities (libraries, websites, agencies, educational institutions, local councils) and modes of access (tablet, laptop, refreshable braille). There has been rapid growth and change in the field and the 2015 National Conference will explore the efficacy and efficiency of current access provisions and provide an insight into future designs and models.
Dates and Venue
Saturday 2 May to Tuesday 5 May 2015
Stamford Plaza Adelaide, SA
Available proceedings and papers are given here in Word format, N12. Should you have any queries or require the conference documentation in an alternate format, please do not hesitate to contact us.
- 2015 Round Table Conference Program Booklet
- 2015 Round Table Conference Book of Abstracts
- AD 2020: What will Audio Description Look Like in 5 years? – Alex Varley (Media Access Australia)
- The Dynamics of the Accessiblity Equation in the Educational Context – Brian Conway, Michelle Knight & Sonali Maranathe (RIDBC)
- Here comes the Perkins SMART brailler: A NSW study of its introduction to young braille learners; and UEB Online – Frances Gentle & Josie Howse
- Brainstorming graphics: Breaking down the barriers to graphic materials for people with a vision impairment – Leona Holloway (Monash University)
- The Quagmire of Technology: How can those with Print Disabilities be empowered to choose the appropriate technology to access Print? – Phillipa Enright (Education Queensland)
- Using iPhones/iPads to their Full Potential – David Chittenden & Phillipa Enright
- A New Approach – Susannah Kinny (Vision Australia)
- Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail – Trudy Smith (RIDBC Renwick Centre)
Sponsors and support
Round Table proudly acknowledges the following Sponsors of the 2014 Round Table Conference.
- Gold Sponsor – Media Access Australia
- Australian Government’s Department of Social Services
Round Table would like to acknowledge the generosity of the following businesses for their donations, including gifts for conference presenters and volunteers.
- Glen Ewin Estate
- Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre
- Roadshow Entertainment
- Queensland University of Technology
- Vision Australia
The support of the following organisations, for production of accessible format conference materials, is also gratefully acknowledged.
- Department of Education, Training and Employment, Queensland
- Blind Foundation New Zealand
- Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
- Royal Society for the Blind of SA Inc.
- South Australian School for Vision Impaired
- Vision Australia
The following exhibitors were present and provided donations for the exhibitors quiz:
- HumanWare – global leaders in the provision of intuitive, intelligent solutions for people with a print disability
- Pentronics – distribution and repairs of braille and adaptive technology products in Australia
- Quantum, Reading Learning Vision – assistive technology supplies and services
- Vision Australia – information and reading material in accessible formats for people across Australia