Digital Content and Disability

10 January 2018, starts 13.00, UCL London: Registration and Refreshments: Wilkins Building, South Cloisters; Seminar, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre

"This afternoon seminar will examine accessibility and usability issues in digital content, with a particular – but not exclusive – emphasis on learning-disabled people. Within this area, themes will centre around different hardware (mobile, laptop, e-book reader), media (web, e-book, apps), barriers to effective use and experts from particular sectors will explain initiatives attempting to address the differing access needs.

It will be of interest to content providers, librarians, publishers, educationalists, supporters of people with disabilities (whether professional or informal carers etc.), interface designers and interested academics.  It represents an opportunity to understand an increasingly significant issue, see how others have responded and work out how to better target and market products. 

The seminar is part-funded by The British Academy, as part of a Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded to Dr Peter Williams, conference co-organiser and co-chair. 

Doors will open from 13:00 for registration, and the event will start at 14:00. The event will be followed by a short wine reception.

The registration fee is £95/person - please register online (some student concessions available - please email peter.williams@ucl.ac.uk). A full programme will be available soon."