AbilityNet host Accessibility 2.0. Keynote by Christian Heilmann.

In my opinion the *Really* cool thing about this conference is the Deaf awareness talks. The Deaf community seem to miss out in all the talk about web accessibility. Good on AbilityNet

The UK’s only Web 2.0 accessibility conference

Join us and some of the world’s leading experts in a day packed with inspiration and practical insights.

This is a conference for all web professionals who want to create web applications and sites that work for everyone.

Since our last conference in 2008 it’s been an exciting year for web accessibility and Web 2.0. Following on from our event Christian Heilmann developed the excellent (and of course very accessible) EasyYouTube player and also organised Scripting Enabled, an ‘un-conference’ that brings developers together to create hacks for inaccessible websites. That’s why we’ve invited Christian to be our keynote speaker this year.

Conference highlights include:

  • Keynote: Finite Incantatem – neither technology nor accessibility is dark magic Christian Heilmann
  • Inclusive Design Mark Boulton
  • Understanding Deafness: History, Language and the Web Lisa Herrod
  • Accessibility with HTML 5 and WAI ARIA Steve Faulkner
  • Accessibility beyond the desktop panel discussion with Henny Swan (Opera), Veronika Jermolina (AbilityNet), Damon Rose (BBC Ouch) plus more
  • Silverlight Accessibility with Saqib Shaikh (Microsoft)
  • To comply or not to comply? That is the question panel with Jon Gooday (AbilityNet), Bim Egan (RNIB), Mark Boulton (Mark Boulton Design)
  • Considerations for Accessible Mobile Application Graphical User Interface (GUI) Design with Greg Fields (Blackberry)

BSL interpreters available on request.

Accessibility 2.0 2008

Our first conference featured a host of ground breaking issues such as rich media for people with learning disabilities and the perils of user generated content. Speakers included Christian Heilmann, Jeremy Keith, Steve Faulkner and Ian Forrester.

Podcasts and transcripts are available on the archive accessibility 2.0 2008 site.