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 ConwayVivienne 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-KreinRebecca Stringer-Krein - Business Manager

Rebecca Stringer-Krein has over 12 years' experience in accounting over a variety of industries and roles; Her most recent experience is as the Australian Financial Controller for a large international group of companies – a role which also encompasses 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 BrownDr 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.

 

Janette RingDr Janette Ring - Senior Website Analyst

Adjunct Associate Professor - Edith Cowan University, School of Computer and Security Science

 

Jan has over 40 years’ experience in education with most of those years spent using computers in adult and children’s education.

She has worked with online learning at school, tertiary and corporate levels. Her particular focus is on how people successfully interact with computers and the creation of accessible user environments.

 

Judy ClaydenDr Judy Clayden - Website Analyst

Dr Judy Clayden recently retired from the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. Originally a librarian, Judy taught librarianship and research preparation subjects for more than twenty years and supervised local and international higher degree by research students.

With her library and information science colleagues, Judy created and used web-based teaching materials to deliver course content to on-campus and off-campus students. She remains committed to the belief that the web may be used to overcome inequalities of access to information and education.

 

Bill ConwayBill Conway - RealSafe Occupational Health & Safety Consultant

Bill Conway is an occupational health and safety specialist.  He has worked in the mining resources, civil construction and construction industries all of his life.  He began his OHS career in 2003 and is a graduate of the University of Ballarat, VIOSH.  His risk management and training skills have been used on projects in Australia, Guinea and Ghana.

A unique and interesting communicator, Bill has the ability to train safety skills cross-culturally, engaging with workgroups regardless of ethnic background.  He is also fluent in both English and French.  Bill is a Director of Web Key IT and principal consultant for its occupational health and safety arm - RealSafe.

 

justin wyattJustin Wyatt | Website Developer

www.blueskysites.net

 

Justin Wyatt is an digital consultant with a passion for good design.  Setting up blueskysites has enabled him to focus that passion in the online arena.  With over 10 years' experience in delivering online media, print media and applications, Justin has a broad approach to meeting the Client's needs.

 

Having worked with large multi-nationals & start-up businesses alike, he feels that blueskysite's point of difference, is its ability to clarify the Client's needs effectively and then exceed their expectations.

 

 

alfred lowAlfred Low - Website Developer

alflow.dynalias.com

 

I am an experienced web designer and developer who has created informational websites, intranets, ecommerce solutions and elearning resources. I specialise in making websites accessible.

Services offered: Web design and development, Information architecture, E-learning design and development, and Needs analysis and requirements development

 

guy parkGuy Park - Website Developer

www.guypark.com

 

Guy Park is a online strategist and developer with a passion for accessibility.  With over 8 years' experience in online development, Guy Park has had a wide exposure to content management systems, intranet based systems and a large range of web based languages.

 

Having worked at some of Perth's most prominent web based firms, Guy Park has been involved in a large range of projects ranging from e-commerce to online system integration.

 

Guy Park pushes always for the best results for online projects, striving to give the highest possible quality outcomes.

 

The Web Key IT team