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

brendan spillane brendan at ilikecake.net
Thu Aug 17 15:35:10 IST 2006

Hi all,

>What about an informal practical workshop focusing on Irish public
>sector websites,
>and how they might be improved. Invite webmasters to come along and
>subject their own sites to
>constructive criticism and suggestions

I definitely thing this is a great idea, maybe split it up into
different levels of workshop.

A workshop for webmasters or people responsible for their
organisations websites who have almost no idea what accessibility is.

A workshop for people who know what accessibility is but need
information on how to commission an accessible website and on the
subsequent auditing which is necessary.

And maybe a top level workshop for the webmasters who are attaining AA
or AAA accessible websites such as Fingal County Council which will
give them information on the new WAI 2.0 guidelines. Maybe also some
information on the difference between compliant and accessible
websites though everybody could benefit from information on this.

What does everyone think?

Kind Regards

Brendan Spillane

On 15/08/06, Eoin Campbell <ecampbell at xmlw.ie> wrote:
> What about an informal practical workshop focusing on Irish public
> sector websites,
> and how they might be improved. Invite webmasters to come along and
> subject their own sites to
> constructive criticism and suggestions.
> Mark Magennis wrote:
> > 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". :-)
> I've just been reading Jeffrey Sachs book "The End of Poverty", which is
> a great read,
> and he mentions a list of many areas in which UN agencies have been
> extremely effective
> over the last 30 years, for example, eradicating smallpox, almost
> eradicating polio, etc.
> The UN itself is really only as good as its members allow it to be, so
> blame national politicions,
> not the UN.
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