a11yLDN 2011

A11yLDN 2010 by Eat your greens!, on Flickr
A11yLDN 2010 attendees

The Web Accessibility London 2011 Unconference* (a11yLDN) is a one day event that will take place at City University London (College Building) on 21st September 2011 (10am to 4pm) and will be organised on a voluntary basis.

The unconference will have a cognitive impairment and mental health theme, as it is believed they are a widely under-represented population within web accessibility. However, the unconference will also consider the wider-disability population.

The event will be structured with short presentations that have ‘longer’ discussions, i.e. 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.

So come along and find out what’s happening in web accessibility.

*Unconference is a “facilitated, participant-driven conference centered on a theme or purpose. The term “unconference” has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees and sponsored presentations.” – Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. FL: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Viewed August 24, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference