Registration is now open for the first Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference, taking place in Dundee, Scotland, on 23-25 August 2005.
The conference will explore the frontiers of inclusive design in the real world, by examining the challenges in both implementing guidelines andmeeting legislative responsibilities. There will be opportunities for discussion and debate among those at the front-line of design anddevelopment work and those providing guidance regarding accessible and inclusive design.
- What design trade-offs are most commonly made and why?
- What are the practical issues and how can these be tackled?
- How can theory and practice be brought closer together?
We intend the conference to be an informal, friendly atmosphere, where delegates can share opinion, debate the issues and hear from colleagues in academia, public sector and industry about how the challenge of inclusive technology design and accessibility is being tackled.
Our keynote speakers are all leaders in their fields:
- Professor Helen Petrie, Professor of Human Computer Interaction at City University, London
- Dr Vicki Hanson, Manager and Research Staff Member, Accessibility Research, IBM
- Chris van der Kuyl, former CEO of VIS Interactive, and leading figure in the computer games industry
- Professor Alan F Newell, Division of Applied Computing, University of Dundee
The event will be of interest to web designers and authors, software and technology developers, e-service providers, researchers, policy makers, those involved in disability support, and in general anyone interested in the design of technology that enhances quality of life for the widest possible audience.
Early bird discounts are available until 12th July; special discounts are also available to students and for group bookings - please enquire for more details.
More details on the Access Design in the Digital World conference site.