Accessibility And Adobe Seminar In London
Posted on 02 Sep 2001
by Julie Howell (juliehowell)
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Using Adobe products to create accessibleweb content
Details of a forthcoming event sponsored by the Royal National Institute forthe Blind.
Friday 19 October, 3pm-5pm
Theatre, International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street,London W1, UK. [Link to Map]
Gt Portland St, Regent's Park.
Who should attend:
- policy and purchase decision makers from companies and organisations that provide web-based services to the public;
- representatives from web design agencies;
- web designers;
- web project managers;
- equal opportunity officers;
- internet users;
- anyone interested in knowing what Adobe is doing to make its products fully accessible to people with disabilities.
There can be few web designers who have no knowledge of Adobe's webauthoring products, from Acrobat, to Go Live to Photoshop, andmany more. Many of Adobe's customers are concerned with creating web sitesthat are accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. In hispresentation, Joe Combs of Adobe will reveal the steps the company is takingto ensure that Adobe products help web designers to create web content thateveryone can read.
Note that this event also provides excellent networking opportunities foranyone interested in the field of accessible web design. The atmosphere isinformal and relaxed, and conducted in a manner befitting a Fridayafternoon. Be sure to bring business cards with you.
Joe Combs, Application Engineer, ePaper Solutions, Adobe
Joe is responsible for providing pre-sales technical support and assistancefor Adobe customers through the evaluation of client needs. He devotes muchof his time assessing feasibility and managing projects effectively,influencing the sales achievement and customers' technical strategy.
Session introduced by:
Julie Howell, Campaigns Officer (Internet), RNIB
Julie is the officer responsible for RNIB's Campaign for Good Web Design,that promotes the creation of web sites and online services that includepeople with disabilities. She is author of the RNIB report 'Get the messageonline: making internet shopping accessible to blind and partially sightedpeople', helped the UK Government draft their own web design guidelines andworked with Tesco.com, to make its service accessible to disabled customers.
Cost: UK£15.00 + VAT [£17.63 total at current rate of VAT - Ed]. Registration prior to the event is essential. If youwish to attend please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing:
- your name
- your company's name
- your postal address
- your email address
Please let us know if you have any reading or access requirements so that wecan ensure that you get the most from this event.
This event forms part of a programme of RNIB Campaign for Good Web DesignSupporters Network events. The events take place in London bi-monthly. Formore information contact Julie Howell.