20 June 2007 –
9am – 2pm:
Alexander Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The IIA in partnership with Texthelp Browsealoud present an Information Day dedicated to ensuring that websites are accessible to all.

Accessibility is becoming increasingly critical to the Internet experience. Web accessibility is about designing for everyone, independent of who they are or how they access the Internet. It specifically addresses the needs of disabled people, giving them the opportunity to use your site. This half day seminar will focus on the key issues of accessible web applications, the print disabled community, issues faced by the private sector as well as measuring accessibility.

You will have an opportunity to put your questions to our panel of accessibility experts.

Speakers and Agenda

9.00am: Registrations and Coffee

9.30am: Welcome and Introductions by Texthelp

9.45am: Creating Accessible Web Applications using Modern Technologies – Des Traynor, Usability Analyst, iQ Content

10.15am: Digital Inclusion for the Print Disabled Community – Nigel Cunningham, Business Development Manager, Browsealoud
10:45am: Accessibility in the Private Sector – Eamon Martin, Online Content and Development Specialist, permanent tsb

11.15am: BREAK

11.30am: Accessible Websites – Common Misconceptions – Brendan Spillane, MD and Co-Founder, ilikecake

12.00pm: Measuring Accessibility with Auditing & User Testing – Dr. Mark Magennis, Founder and Director, NCBI Centre for Inclusive Technology

12.30pm: Panel Q&A

1.00pm: Lunch & demonstrations

Full details and speaker biographies are available here


The Information Day will be held in The Alexander Hotel, off Merrion Square, in central Dublin. Parking is available in the nearby Setanta Carpark, Molesworth Place, and there is also on-street, metered carparking on Merrion Square. The nearest DART station is Pearse Street Station.

€35– IIA Members and Texthelp clients
€65 – Non Members

Places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.

To register, view the full agenda and details, click here or email events@iia.ie