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Tech Meetup

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)

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Modern Web Accessibility - where are we now and where are we going?


We know that the web offers great potential to improve quality of life and reduce social exclusion for many groups, including disabled and older people; organisations with web sites also have legal obligations towards disabled site users. As a result, accessible web design has become a valued professional skill in the web design and development industry. In recent years, however, the emergence of rich internet applications and supporting technologies has changed the definition of how we approach the task of making sure that our web sites can be successfully used by as many people as possible, including those with disabilities.

In this talk, we'll bring you up to date with some recent developments in a web standards approach to accessible rich internet applications, and look at the implications of HTML5 on inclusive web design. We'll also cover other trends, including standardising support for the process of accessible web design, and how we can go beyond guideline compliance to design genuinely engaging accessible user experiences.

David Sloan (Twitter: @sloandr) is an Accessible User Experience Engineer with The Paciello Group (TPG). Previously, he spent 14 years at Dundee University - first as a postgrad student, then as researcher, teacher and consultant specialising in accessibility and inclusive design.

Graeme Coleman (Twitter: @graemecoleman) is an accessibility consultant and researcher in inclusive design in the School of Computing at Dundee University.



After a long summer the Dundee Tech Meetup is back! More details of talks coming soon, and as always, we have pizza and beer!

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