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From: Jon Dodd - Bunnyfoot <jon@bunnyfoot.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 09:28:43 +0000
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2 recent public activities:

1. Techshare conference 20-21 November 2003 (Birmingham UK)

It was aimed at professionals who work in the field of sight loss, or have 
an interest in technology. It had a significant number of workshops and 
presentations concerning web accessibility.

Bunnyfoot Universality gave a presentation entitled:
<http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/publicwebsite/public_jondodd.hcsp>Failings 
of the tick box approach to web accessibility
Which presented the case for accessibility and urged the audience to think 
beyond mere technical compliance - user testing with an appropriate range 
of people (including people with disabilities) is a must.

Other presentations in the track included:
* accessible flash
* accessible macromedia
* accessibility at the bbc

see the following link for more

http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/PublicWebsite/public_techshareprogramme.hcsp


2. Compliance, accessibility and the law 16th December (Newcastle UK)

The stick of legislation is used to raise awareness about accessibility to 
business leaders in this free seminar/workshop.
A team of legal, technical and educational experts cover the issues from 
different perspectives and provide a platform for discussion and learning.
(Bunnyfoot Universality will present the business case for accessiblity)

This is the first in a series of similar events to take place over the 
coming year.




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