Our 2015 Conference, Dollars and Bytes – Communications affordability now and tomorrow, is fast approaching! Only one week to go, so now is the time to register before registration closes at midnight on Friday, 28 August. (Due to browser settings some people may have trouble connecting to the registration site using Firefox. If this is the case, please use another browser such as Google chrome).
It's going to be a great two days. We've got over 40 speakers and panellists from a range of organisations across industry, community groups and government.
Access the full Conference Program online. Some of the presentations and sessions to look forward to are:
With the 2015 ACCAN Conference fast approaching, we can now reveal the shortlist for the second Apps For All Challenge!
The Challenge acknowledges those Australian developed apps which are most accessible for all consumers, including consumers living with a disability or older Australians. An accessible app is designed with the largest number of people in mind. Accessibility is not only crucial for the almost 1 in 5 Australians living with some form of disability, but it also means developers can target millions more customers who were previously locked out of the app market.
This year’s Challenge is sponsored by Telstra. The lucky winners will receive a cash prize from Telstra as well as promotion through Telstra’s social media channels.
We’ll be announcing the winners at a ceremony on 1 September at our National Conference, Dollars and Bytes – Communications affordability now and tomorrow. You can register here to attend.
Good luck to all of the shortlisted apps and developers!
After a lot of hype, Microsoft has finally delivered Windows 10.
With a bunch of new features and improvements, such as a good firewall and rapid start-up of your favourite programs, it is a very attractive computer interface, but there is a real sting in the tail if you are someone on a restricted internet plan!
First of all to upgrade to Windows 10 you have to download the whole thing from Microsoft.
Affordability is an issue that affects all consumers. There are many barriers that stop people from gaining access to telecommunications and internet services, with affordability often cited as a big hurdle.
In our 2015 Conference session, The Way Forward: the future for communications affordability, we will explore innovative solutions to remove affordability barriers with our panel of participants from a range of providers (Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, amaysim, Jeenee Mobile and iiNet).
ACCAN is inviting you to get involved by sending us your big ideas on removing affordability barriers. This is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts on affordability. Think big and outside the box! We’re looking for ideas unrestrained by commercial interests, political ideology or the status-quo. The best ideas will be shared with the panel for discussion.Write comment (8 Comments)
This year our keynote speaker for the ACCAN National Conference is Claire Milne, MBE, Visiting Senior Fellow, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics.
Claire will bring a wealth of knowledge to the ACCAN Conference. She has worked in the telecoms sector since 1975 and held a series of management jobs within BT, including teletraffic theory, exchange and network design and regulation. Since 1989, she has been a consultant, first with Ovum and then in her own company Antelope Consulting. She has been a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE since 2003. From 2008 - 2014 she chaired the Consumer Forum for Communications at Ofcom.
We interviewed Claire to get insights into her views on communications affordability in the lead up to the ACCAN Conference.