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Lancaster University

Current Debates on the Future of Internet Accessibility

  • Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • March 5, 2014
  • Venue: Lancaster University

Please email the organiser, Catherine Easton c.easton@lancaster.ac.uk to reserve a place.

This is a multi-disciplinary, interactive forum which aims to bring together participants from public and private sectors, charities and academia to debate upon and shape the future of website accessibility. A particular concern is high-level initiatives to deliver public services online in the light of the concern that technological equality can only be achieved if policies are put in place to ensure all that citizens are given the opportunity to participate and reap the benefits of technological developments equally. 

Issues covered will include:

  • The digital divide and disability discrimination law
  • Accessibility design, implementation and usability
  • The public sector and accessibility
  • The social model of disability and the impact of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • The EU Accessibility Act and procurement
  • Accessibility case studies

The day will include presentations by a number of invited speakers and a number of participatory activities to highlight strategies for future development.  The event will be particularly useful for:

  • Charities
  • Policymakers focusing on public IT provision
  • Website designers and project managers
  • Academics working in the areas of technology, law and disability studies

For more information, please visit event webpage at http://lancslaw.wordpress.com/events/current-debates-on-the-future-of-internet-accessibility/.