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Accessible Design in the Digital World Conference: Dundee, Scotl and, 23-25 August 2005

From: DavidSloan <DSloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 13:35:10 +0100
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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 and
meeting legislative responsibilities. There will be opportunities for
discussion and debate among those at the front-line of design and
development 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
web site, software and 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.

For more details, including submission details, visit the conference web
site:
http://www.accessinthedigitalworld.org

Early bird discounts are available until 12th July; special discounts are
also available to students and for group bookings - please enquire for more
details.

The conference takes place at the same time as the world-famous Edinburgh
Festival (http://www.eif.co.uk/) and Fringe festival
(http://www.edfringe.com/) - so there is an excellent opportunity to combine
a visit to both.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dundee, Scotland's sunniest city and the
country's centre for digital media development!

Best regards,
David Sloan
(on behalf of the Accessible Design in the Digital World conference
organising team.)
Received on Friday, 24 June 2005 12:37:12 GMT

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