‘News’ Archive

New Web Usability site

New Web Usability site launched. The new Web Usability site will now also contain web-related material from Dingo Access.

Elderly Person who doesn’t want email

I am currently surveying people over the age of 60 about their use of information communication technologies and this has resulted in talking with some interesting people with challenging ideas. On the weekend, I met with a retired man in his sixties, who is intelligent, financially independent and owns his home. Following a life in […]

Memories of Berlin

Twenty years ago this week, my partner Janet and I were in London on holidays. All the news was about the turmoil in Eastern bloc countries following Gorbachev’s announcement that they would be allowed to choose their own path. Increasing numbers of people from Hungary and Czechoslovakia took him at his word and were sampling […]

Conroy Q & A

Senator Conroy is participating in the Q&A panel-discussion program on the ABC this evening. Needless to say, many people are sending in questions relating to the Internet Filtering proposal for Tony Jones to ask the Senator. I have sent in the following as President of the Web Industry Professionals Association: Like Senator Conroy, I am […]

Webstock 2009 (+video)

I recently returned from another great Webstock Conference in Wellington: Magic venue, fabulous speakers, terrific vibe! When opening the conference, I think Mike Brown picked the mood perfectly, commenting on the financial and environmental crisis facing the world, the importance of finding solutions quickly and how the web, and the people who work in it, […]

Lara’s Gondola book launch

On 3 December 2008, I went to the launch of “Lara’s Gondola”, an inspiring book by a very impressive young woman, Lara Friedman. Lara grew up in Australia and South Africa. While still at school she was selected for the junior netball team for the Maccabiah Games in 1997. She was on the bridge with […]

Web Accessibility 2.0 Seminar Material

During November and December, the Web Industry Professionals Association (WIPA) put on seminars in Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane with the aim of providing an overview of WCAG 2.0 and demonstrating how to improve the accessibility of Flash and PDF material. The presentations slides and audio recordings are now available on the WIPA site. During the […]