e-access 13

Welcome to the archive website for e-Access 13, the UK's leading conference on the design, access and use of technology - websites, smartphones, tablet computers and software - by people of all abilities and ages. This year's event took place in London on 31st October 2013.

Thanks to everyone who came along and helped make the day so successful. To keep in touch with conference reports and to be informed of the date for our next event in 2014, please sign up to our free email newsletter E-Access Bulletin - simply send an email to eab-subs[at]headstar.com with the subject line 'subscribe'.

Conference hashtag: #eaccess13

Why e-access 13

It's the accessibility event

In the internet age, every organisation is a technology organisation.

From computers to smartphones and the web, your employees use technology and your customers or service users do as well. With millions in the UK affected by some form of disability, from dyslexia to mobility problems, no organisation can afford to be using technology that is not as accessible as possible. And there is a legal requirement for reasonable access.

Whatever stage you are at with your thinking on 'e-accessibility', our conference will help, from practical advice on where to start to more detailed discussion groups to hone expertise.


Hear what the experts say

Our line-up is unrivalled. This year’s programme is in development but speakers last year included government minister Ed Vaizey as well as representatives from:

  • AbilityNet
  • Adobe Systems
  • BBC
  • British Standards Institution
  • City University London
  • Equality & Human Rights Commission
  • European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
  • Google
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • London 2012
  • Microsoft
  • Middlesex University
  • Olympic Delivery Authority
  • Post Office
  • University of Hertfordshire and the University of Southampton.


Dive into the detail

Our extensive programme of workshops and discussion groups covers all areas of activity, from the strategy and business process issues of designing in accessibility for all, to working on the detail of building an accessible app or pdf document.

Topics include:

  • Accessibility - the legal requirements
  • Building your accessibility action plan
  • Government policy
  • Overcoming barriers for older people

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We are also indebted to all members of the conference steering group who helped plan the event and put it together and to

  • Artome Creative Design
  • Meerkat Web Services

for their support in designing, building and maintaining this website.