A11y Bytes 2024 – Melbourne

A11y Bytes is back for its twelfth year celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

The heart of digital accessibility and inclusion is not about guidelines, codes or regulations. It’s about people, and life, and how we live, how we access information, and how our lives are affected by the technologies of today.

As many as 500 people have attended online Bytes events, as well as physical events in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney attended an A11y Bytes event, making this the largest community run accessibility event in Australia. The event has since branched out into parts of New Zealand and it continues to grow.

You don’t have to be an accessibility aficionado to attend. This event is about us all talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion together.

Take part in A11y Bytes and connect, be inspired and have some fun as we talk, learn, grow and change the world.

Time and date

A11y Bytes will be held on Thursday 16 May 2024, with the event getting underway at 6.00pm AEST. Presentations will start at 6.30pm AEST. Live captioning will be available.


This year’s event will be hosted at Bupa. Thanks to Bupa for being the venue sponsor for this year’s A11y Bytes Melbourne!

A11y Bytes will be held on the Ground floor of the Bupa office, located at 33 Exhibition Street in the Melbourne CBD (Naarm).


  • Cathy Basterfield – The biggest accessibility issue – low literacy
  • Irith Williams – 5 Fundamental Principles for Inclusive Practices
  • Andrew Nevins – The tabindex attribute? But we don’t support IE6!
  • Michelle Chu – Inclusive Design Research at the ABC: The journey of designing for everyone
  • Allison Ravenhall – Demo: The VoiceOver experience of an interactive graph in a mobile app

Live stream

The event will be live streamed through the Melbourne Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup YouTube channel. You can subscribe to the channel and turn on notifications so you can be notified when the stream goes live, or you can check out the channel at 6.30pm AEST for when the event starts.


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