[Irl-dean] U N e-accessibility Day, dec. 3rd

Mark Magennis Mark.magennis at ncbi.ie
Tue Aug 15 11:34:07 IST 2006

Yes, the U.N. is such a fine, equitable and effective organisation  
that it would be good to take advantage of one of their international  
"days". :-)

Joking aside, I think it is a good opportunity to do some promotion.  
I'll get my thinking cap on (or at least search through the cupboards  
for it).


On 15 Aug 2006, at 09:46, Hugh O'Neill wrote:

> This does seem like a great opportunity to plug design-for-all.
> It would also be a good opportunity to invite people off-list (like  
> Josh & Brendan were suggesting a few weeks ago) to an event.
> Any suggestions?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie
> [mailto:irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie]On Behalf Of Gerry Ellis
> Sent: 14 August 2006 22:48
> To: irl-dean at list.eeng.dcu.ie
> Subject: [Irl-dean] U N e-accessibility Day, dec. 3rd
> Importance: Low
> Hi,
> as already posted here, the U N has decided that the theme for this  
> year's International disability day on dec. 3rd will be e-access.
> I would like to see a joint approach by several organisations to  
> come up with a specific idea that can be pursued on the day. why  
> not design for all?
> I plan to contact several organisations over the next couple of  
> weeks, but this list is a great place to start.
> I was speaking at a U N organised meeting whilst at the first world  
> summit on the Information society, thus have some senior contacts  
> there. maybe we could approach them to seek support or work with  
> organisations in other european countries?
> Have people any ideas on what could be done? Maybe an exhibition of  
> products and services developed according to design for all  
> principles, maybe a document explaining in simple english what is  
> and what is not design for all, maybe even a technical manual with  
> a similar aim, maybe convincing the irish Internet association that  
> golden spider awards should only be awarded to sites which are  
> accessible, maybe something completely different.
> any ideas?
> who else should be involved?
> I mentioned this briefly to Hugh O'Neill by phone today. He seemed  
> to think it was a goer; what about everyone else?
> take care,
> Gerry Ellis
> t/a Feel The BenefIT
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> How will you know when you get there?
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Dr. Mark Magennis
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