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WACA at A-Day and Software Day 2021

A-Day light - accessible media beach

Each year, accessible media, one of our members on the WACA advisory board, organises “the” conference in Austria on the subject of web accessibility – a must for every developer. Due to the present situation, this year’s A-Day was held on September 20, 2021 in a scaled-down version at Strandbar Herrmann, but in a completely new way: A-Day this time on the beach!
The programme included presentations and a panel discussion on, among other things, accessible online conference systems and was followed by a get-together.

The presentations can be found on the A-Day website

Software Day 2021

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Austrian Software Industry Association VÖSI, the 5th Software Day took place on September 29, 2021, focusing on “Artificial Intelligence”. WACA and the Hilfsgemeinschaft der Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreichs were once again represented at this specialist event with a stand as well as with presentations. The Austrian Software Industry Association has recently established its own special interest group for accessibility, of which the Hilfsgemeinschaft is a member.

Link to the programme of the event

Accessibility Day 2021

At this year's Siteimprove Accessibility Day on May 19, 2021, experts from Zugang für Alle (Switzerland), Siteimprove (Denmark), DMK E-Businesses and CoreMedia (Germany) were present in addition to Werner Rosenberger from WACA. The following topics were discussed in more detail:

  • WCAG 2.2 and 3.0
  • Implementation of WCAG guidelines in the web team
  • Accessibility as a holistic website project
  • Easy language
  • Accessibility for content developers

The online event was broadcast throughout the DACH region and was a tremendous success with over 350 participants. 

4 people standing, 1 person sitting in a wheelchair, presentation table and roll-up of the Austrian Association in Support of the Blind and Visually Impaired, indoors

Software Day 2021: Elmar Wilhelm M. Fürst, Fredrik Fischer and Daniele Marano (Austrian Association in Support of the Blind and Visually Impaired), Christian Zehetgruber (Videbis) and Werner Rosenberger (WACA and Austrian Association in Support of the Blind and Visually Impaired) - not in the picture Klaus Höckner.

Banner of the Accessibility Day 2021 organized by Siteimprove on May 19th with the logos of the participants: Austrian Association in Support of the Blind and Visually Impaired, WACA, Access for all, CoreMedia and DMK E-Business