Lancaster University, March 2014
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Current debates on the future of Internet accessibility
Location: Lancaster University, UK
This was a multi-disciplinary, interactive forum which brought together participants from public and private sectors, charities and academia to debate upon and shape the future of website accessibility. A particular focus was placed upon developing strategies to achieve accessibility within the relevant technical and legal frameworks.
Issues covered included:
The day included presentations by a number of invited speakers, alongside participatory activities to highlight strategies for future development.
Access all videos of presentations on a single page, or use individual links below.
Session 1: Keep talking: From text through to touch screen
Léonie Watson - Senior Accessibility Engineer, The Paciello Group
Session 2: Accessibility: A Theoretical and Legal Analysis
Catherine Easton - Lecturer in Law, Lancaster University
Session 3: GOV.UK - a case study in accessible digital public services and how it can help you
Joshua Marshall - Head of Accessibility, Government Digital Service
Session 4: The Future of Internet Accessibility
Mike Paciello - Founding Partner: The Paciello Group
Mike is co-chair of the United States Federal Access Board’s Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC), co-founder of the International Committee for Accessible Document Design (ICADD), and was recognized by President Bill Clinton for his contribution to the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.
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