A11y Bytes 2023 – Sydney

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

This year, we’ll be going back to our roots, and having face-to-face events in Sydney and Melbourne.

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 18 May 2023, with the event getting underway at 6.00pm AEST. Live captioning will be available.


  • Manisha Amin – What I’ve learned from DeafMob about AI and access
  • Sean Murphy – The good, bad and the ugly of AI technology for PWD
  • Tony Burrett – Why accessible wayfinding is stuck in the 1960s and why it doesn’t have to stay there
  • Ruby Fischer – Prioritising accessibility: buying stuff people can use
  • Tanya Lau – Using inclusive, human centred design to co-design innovative & more accessible transport systems
  • Greg Alchin – Accessibility is a human right

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