David Swallow will be discussing; Developing Accessibility – the more things change, the more they stay the same.
In an effort to try and improve the development of accessible websites, David is currently researching how better to support web developers. Charting the numerous web accessibility initiatives that have emerged in the last decade or so, as well as exploring the impact they have had, David aims to establish the factors that contribute towards and mitigate against accessible web development.
Rather than doing all the talking himself, however, David hopes to provoke a bit of a discussion and gain valuable feedback on your experiences of web accessibility: why you make your websites accessible, what tools and guidelines you use, and how you think accessible web development could be improved in future.
About David Swallow
David Swallow is a Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York. He is currently working on a number of European Commission-funded projects, including i2Web, which aims to create tools for developing and evaluating accessible web applications. He is also undertaking a PhD investigating how best to support web developers in the creation of usable and accessible websites. This draws upon his work on the i2Web project and also his previous role as a web developer.
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The event will be held at the SimpleUsability Offices, held in the Round Foundry Media Centre and starting at 6:30pm (There will be beer, wine and plenty of soft drinks too!)