User-Lab to Run Web Accessibility Training for Managers (User-Lab June 2005)

Venue: Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 23, 2005 End Date/Time: Jun 23, 2005
Registration Date: Jun 23, 2005
Early Registration Date: Jun 23, 2005
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14 April 2005, London, UK

User-Lab to Run Web Accessibility Training for Managers

User-Lab to Run Web Accessibility Training for CEOs, CIOs, IT Managers and Webmasters


User-Lab, not-for profit, design and research centre, is organising a web accessibility training event at its lab at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BIAD) in Birmingham.

The event, entitled Web Accessibility Training, will be held on 23 June, 2005 and run from 10:00 until 16:00. It is designed to arm IT managers and webmasters with the knowledge and practical skills needed to evaluate and specify website accessibility. On completion of the day delegates will be issued with an academically recognised certificate of attendance.

John Knight, Director at User-Lab explains, “This training provides a unique combination of technical expertise, legal insight and cutting edge research. Trainers include experts from the private, public and academic sectors who have a wealth of experience in accessibility. User-Lab has run successful accessibility events over the last four years, with unanimous positive feedback on the quality of training provided. Previous attendees include representatives of the Office of The Prime Minister and the Birmingham City Council.”

The Web Accessibility Training event will include a technical overview of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), a demonstration of auditing tools and access technology, guidelines for specifying site builds and quality tips and checkpoints. At the end of the training, delegates will be able to specify, manage and audit sites in compliance with the DDA.

Website owners will receive a free Accessibility Toolkit when they subscribe to this one day training event.

John Knight continues, “Accessibility and the DDA go a lot deeper than people realise. It asks organisations to consider users and make 'reasonable adjustments'. It’s important that website owners understand that an accessible website does not make an organisation compliant. They need to consider their policy and procedures as a whole and how their website fits into their overall commercial offering. This is where User-Lab and training events such as this one can make a real and tangible difference.”

The training is provided in conjunction with Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) and ECOTEC Research & Consulting and The Centre for Accessible Environments.


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Additional Information

To register, interested parties can call John Knight Director at User-Lab on +44 (0)121 331 7868 The media spokesperson for User-Lab is John Knight, Director. Photographs are available of the User-Lab team. About the Web Accessibility Training event: To register, interested parties can call John Knight Director at User-Lab on +44 (0)121 331 7868 When: Thursday 23 June, 2005 Where: Birmingham Institute of Arts & Design (BIAD) in Birmingham. How much: £200 excluding VAT About User-Lab: User-Lab is a not for profit user-centred design organisation based at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design The lab is part of the Institute’s Research Department and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team with expertise in digital media design, human-computer interaction, psychology and software engineering. In the last five years, the lab has been involved in a number of collaborative projects with RDAs, FEs, charities and the public and private sector. ----Contact---- Elemental PR: Rachel Hawkes, Account Director, Elemental PR Email: Direct Telephone: +44 (0)870 745 9292, Mobile: +44 (0)7930 375663, Fax: +44 (0)870 745 9293, Website: Address: Second Floor, 145 -157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PY, England, UK ####