Dr Vivienne Conway is the Director of Web Key IT Pty Ltd., which she founded in 2011. She is an internationally-recognised digital accessibility professional, researcher and public speaker, always advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities and seniors in our increasingly digital world.
Web Key IT has a vision to enable full digital access for persons with disabilities and senior citizens. Web Key IT assists organisations with web-based programs and information to meet the needs of people with disabilities as well as to understand their legal requirements for website accessibility and develop the tools needed to meet the internationally recognised website standards. Vivienne is also interested in the nexus between accessibility and security – the need to protect the privacy of individuals while making digital content as accessible as possible.
As well as being involved in research and conference presentations, Vivienne leads her team of accessibility professionals to provide consulting, audit and accreditation, policy development and training in all aspects of digital accessibility. She is an ardent advocate for the effective recognition of the needs of people with disabilities and their inclusion in our digital society.
Vivienne completed her PhD in IT (website accessibility) at Edith Cowan University. She is a Fellow and a Certified Professional (Snr) member of the Australian Computer Society. She is active in W3C and the working groups, where Web Key IT is a member and is one of the two Australian W3C Evangelists, tasked with promoting W3C involvement in Australia.