The Web Accessibility London 2012 Mini-Conference (a11yLDN’12) is a 1-day event that will take place at City University London on 19th September 2012 from 10am to 4pm.
The mini-conference will have a deaf and hard of hearing theme, as it is believed they are a widely under-represented population within web accessibility. However, the mini-conference will also consider the wider-disability population
The event will be structured with short presentations (each slot will be 1 hour) and lightning talks (each slot be 10mins) that have ‘longer’ discussions. The mini-conference is a place for people to learn from each other. Workshops will be also offered to give attendees the opportunity to try out existing, new and emerging assistive technology. It will be directed at end-users, web designers and developers (web accessibility and user experience), editors and authors, accessibility specialists, universities and companies, charities and more specifically the movers and shakers of web accessibility.
If you are considering presenting or running a workshop at a11yLDN’12, you are required to submit an abstract outlining your presentation or workshop.
Topics suggested included (but are not limited to):
- What is accessibility and what are its benefits?
- Exploring the current state of accessibility, such as:
- Potential improvements
- Understanding and using new/existing accessibility standards, guidelines or resources
- Understanding emerging issues in accessibility, such as:
- Mobile devices including Apps
- Touch interfaces
- Social media and communication
- Entertainment including TV
- Web utilities e.g. banking
- Current front end web development trends
- Content management systems (CMS)
- User experience (UX)
- Human-computer interaction (HCI)
- New and emerging assistive technology, such as:
- Touch interfaces
- Adapted input devices
- Screen readers
- Alternative and augmented communication (AAC)
- How to make specific technology accessible, such as:
- Videos in Flash and HTML 5
- PDF form development
- The future of accessibility (where do we go from here?)
- Case study: how to consider accessibility from a deaf and hard of hearing perspective
- Question and answer web accessibility surgery
Note: All presentations and workshops should try to fit within the deaf and hard of hearing theme. However, we will also be accepting wider-disability population submissions.
Abstract submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 page and should be sent to:a11yLDN@googlemail.com by 3rd September 2012.
If you require further information please contact Makayla Lewis at a11yLDN@googlemail.com, she will be more than happy to help.