Working with Web Key IT
Website accessibility requirements are here to stay, but many website owners are unsure of the new requirements in Australia for meeting the new standards.
Web Key IT Pty Ltd is a business initiative aimed at assisting owners of websites of all sizes to achieve a truly accessible website.
We provide a range of personalised website services to assist you in meeting Australian and internationally– recognised accessibility guidelines.
Vivienne Conway - Director
Vivienne Conway is a PhD candidate at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. Her field of research is website accessibility, particularly as it relates to the National Transition Strategy for Website Accessibility (NTS) introduced by the Australian Federal Government.
Vivienne is currently an invited expert on a number of working groups as well as the Evaluation Methodology Task Force.
Previously Vivienne completed a First Class Honours Degree where she examined the accessibility of the public library websites in Western Australia. It is perhaps not too surprising that the research indicated that no public library in WA adhered to Level A of WCAG 1.0 when the research was completed in 2010.
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) awarded the Twila Ann Janssen Award for Disability Services to Vivienne in 2010 for her work with website accessibility in the WA public libraries. She has been following up this research by visiting local governments with a presentation on website accessibility and providing them with the results of their website audits.
In 2011 Vivienne won a Google award to travel to Hyderabad, India to present her proposed PhD research into website accessibility at the W4A 2011 Conference. This was a co-located conference with the World Wide Web Conference in March 2011. Presenting at this conference has provided an increased awareness of the efforts of people around the globe who are making the web an inclusive place for everyone.
Recently, as a result of the needs identified by her research, Vivienne launched Web Key IT Pty Ltd. This is a new business initiative which specializes in website accessibility auditing, training, and consulting. Services include technical auditing services along with extensive user testing by a group of experienced usability testers, all of whom have a disability and are assistive technology users.
Rebecca Stringer-Krein - Business Manager
Rebecca Stringer-Krein has over 12 years experience in accounting over a variety of industries and roles; with her most recent experience as the Australian Financial Controller for a large international group of companies – a role which also encompassed overall administration and IT responsibilities.
Rebecca has completed a Masters of Commerce (Sustainability) from Swinburne University of Technology and is passionate about building and growing truly sustainable small businesses with a focus on customer service excellence.
Dr Justin Brown - Technical Consultant
Dr Justin Brown is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia. After originally studying and working in the library and information science field Justin pursued further studies in Information technology in the 1990s, which eventually lead to a PhD in Information Science.
Justin has worked full time at ECU since 2001 and has a teaching focus in web applications development. As was as teaching a variety of web programming units Justin also coordinates undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervises PhD students and has a research focus in web systems and accessibility.