User-Lab presents Web Accessibility and Usability Training event

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User-Lab, the user-centred design centre, presents Web Accessibility and Usability Training event in conjunction with ECOTEC and the RNIB

User-Lab, the user-centred design centre, presents Web Accessibility Training event in conjunction with ECOTEC and the RNIB The event is to be held on the 14th October 2004 at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD)

The training provides practical solutions for managing, auditing, designing and developing accessible websites.

The event is aimed at web developers, designers and managers, and will provide delegates with practical skills to evaluate and improve the accessibility of their websites.

John Knight, Director of Interaction Design at User-lab comments, “The training has been running for three years, and feedback has been extremely positive from previous sessions. The events continue to assist a number of organisations whether they are SMEs or corporates; in bringing accessibility and usability issues to the forefront within their environments, so that their website designers and developers can address current and future requirements.”

The Web Accessibility Training event starts at 10:00 and finishes at 16:30 and costs £220.00 including VAT.

This press release in available in PDF, plain text and Word formats. Photographs are available of the User-Lab team.

The media spokesperson for User-Lab is John Knight, Director of Interaction Design.

Web Accessibility Training October 2004 itinerary:

10.00 - 10.15 Registration

10.15 - 11.45 Stream One Assistive Technology Demonstration, RNIB, Jeremy Ali

10.15 - 11.45 Stream Two DDA Overview and the benefits of accessibility, Centre for Accessible Environments, Paul Highman

11.45 - 12.15 A case study in Web Accessibility, User-Lab, Marie Jefsioutine

12.15 - 13.15 Lunch

13.15 - 14.45 Practical Techniques for Web Accessibility, Part One, ECOTEC, Owen Gregory

14.45 - 15.00 Refreshments

About User-Lab:

User-Lab is a non-profit making 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.

The lab comprises three purpose built testing and design labs that are equipped with the latest technology for conducting behavioural, physiological and psychological research.

The lab has two related functions: to carry out research into the digital experience and, based on the results of this work, to develop an innovative commercial service.

In the two years since its inception, the lab has been involved in a number of collaborative projects with RDAs, FEs, charities and the public and private sector. The outcomes of these projects range from assisting start up businesses to training, as well as the lab’s core business of user-centred design services.

User-Lab run Web Accessibility Training with the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) and ECOTEC an international research and consultancy organisation

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