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Nick Freear
31 May 2011

Co-Chairs: Dan Jellinek, Founder, Headstar and Nigel Lewis, Chief Executive, AbilityNet

Schedule

09.00 - 09.45 - Registration, Refreshments and Exhibition

09.45 - 10.15 - Keynote: E-accessibility: maintaining the momentum in government

Speaker:

  • Ed Vaizey, Minister for Communication, Culture and the Creative Industries

10.15 - 11.00 - Opening plenary: Motivate and mobilise: getting started with accessibility

Speakers:

  • Nigel Lewis, Chief Executive, AbilityNet
  • Sandi Wassmer, Managing Director, Copious and Member, UK Government eAccessibility Forum

11.00 - 11.45 - Coffee & Exhibition

11.45 - 12.45 - Parallel Workshops A, B & C and Round Table Sessions

Details of the workshops and round tables can be found below. Skip down

12.45 - 13.45 - Lunch & Exhibition

13.45 - 14.30 - Plenary: Accessibility in the real world

Speakers:

  • Dr Stephen Duckworth OBE, Strategic Development Director, Serco Welfare to Work and Board Member, Olympic Delivery Authority, London 2012
  • Miro Griffiths, Disability Equality Consultant

14.30 - 15.30 - Parallel Workshops D, E & F and Round Table Sessions

Details of the workshops and round tables can be found below. Skip down

15.30 - 16.00 - Tea and Exhibition

16.00 - 16.45 - Closing plenary: The future of accessibility

Speakers:

  • Mark Ferrar, National Technology Officer, Public Sector, Microsoft
  • Sarah Hilderley, Accessibility Project Lead, EDItEUR
  • Chris Chant, Director of Digital, Cabinet Office

Morning Workshops and Round tables 11.45 - 12.45

Workshop A - An introduction to web accessibility: what and why?

Chair: Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet

Robin will discuss the key business drivers for accessibility, and the breathtaking potential return on investment delivered by inclusive design. Being blind he will also, perhaps surprisingly, demo some really cool iPhone apps!

Workshop B - Building your accessibility action plan

Speakers tbc

Workshop C - Automating Enterprise Business Processes with Accessible Electronic Forms

Speakers: Kiran Kaja, Accessibility Engineer, Adobe Systems and
Quentin Blight, Senior Solution Consultants, Adobe Systems

Round table - Accessibility means usability

Speaker: Lucy Dodd, Director, Inclusive Experience

Round table - How to use BS 8878

Chair: David Fatscher, ICT Sector Development Manager, British Standards Institution (BSI)

Round table - Accessing HTML5 - HTML is dead: long live HTML!

Chair: Chris Mounsey, Product Manager, VerseOne Technologies

Round table - The future of open source accessible technologies

Chair: Dr Mike Wald, Principal Investigator - Accessible Technologies, University of Southampton

Back to agenda

Afternoon Workshops and Round tables 14.30 - 15.30

Workshop D - Accessibility - the legal requirements and how to comply

Speakers: Struan Robertson, Product Counsel, Google and
Clive Holdsworth, Head of Digital, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Workshop E - Procurement for accessibility

Speaker: Kiran Kaja, Accessibility Engineer, Adobe Systems

Workshop F - Topic to be confirmed

Chair: tbc

Round table - The unforeseen effects of changing your website on people with disabilities

Chair: Makayla Miranda Lewis, PhD Researcher in Human-Computer Interaction, City University London

Round table - Accessibility of e-learning

Chair: Gill Whitney, Head, Design for All Research Group, Middlesex University

Round table - PDF accessibility: from beginner to WCAG 2.0 AA compliance

Chair: Ted Page, Director, PWS Ltd

Round table - Looking ahead to the Olympics, and leaving an accessible legacy for 2012 and beyond

Chair: Dr Stephen Duckworth OBE, Strategic Development Director, Serco Welfare to Work and Board Member, Olympic Delivery Authority, London 2012

Round table - Overcoming barriers to technology access for older people

Chair: Jyoti Choudrie, Head of Systems Management Research Unit, University of Hertfordshire

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