GB Paralympics star Hannah Cockroft MBE, winner of two gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in wheelchair sprint races, is this year’s inspirational keynote speaker at e-Access ‘13, the UK’s leading event on access to technology by people with disabilities.
The event will analyse the ‘Paralympics effect’, focusing on how increased public and media interest in disability after the 2012 Paralympic Games can be used to maximum benefit for accessibility progress. Other speakers include Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative industries Ed Vaizey, who will update delegates on how the government is addressing accessibility; and disability consultant and campaigner Simon Stevens, star of a Channel Four TV comedy show.
Elsewhere on the agenda, topics include user-testing by people with disabilities; access to mobile technologies including smartphones, tablets and apps; e-book accessibility; achieving management support for digital inclusion strategies; accessible open source technologies; and accessibility of ‘PDF’ files.
The event, hosted by E-Access Bulletin publishers Headstar in association with the One Voice for Accessible ICT Coalition, is to be held in central London on 31 October. For the ninth year running, it brings together users, practitioners, suppliers and academics from across the field to discuss how technology can be used by and benefit people of all ages and abilities.
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