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Graham McAllister g.mcallister at qub.ac.uk
Wed Nov 29 13:21:56 GMT 2006


Welcome Olly, always good to have more people who are passionate  
about accessibility.

Graham.


On 29 Nov 2006, at 11:41, Oliver McVeigh wrote:

> Hi Folks,
>
> I’m as new addition to the list and as my ‘initiation’ have been  
> asked to introduce myself J
>
> I’ve been involved in website accessibility for about 3 years now –  
> worked previously with Texthelp, getting their Browsealoud solution  
> of the ground.  I’ve spoken at various events on website  
> accessibility, discussing particular how those with
>
> Dyslexia
>
> Where English is not their first language
>
> Limited sight
>
> Low literacy levels
>
> access website content.
>
> Having been involved with accessibility and usability testing with  
> groups of people with various disabilities affecting their access  
> to web content, I’m firmly in support of accessible websites and  
> the drive to make non-accessible websites accessible.
>
> Hope this hasn’t bored you too much on this Wednesday morning.
>
> While I’ve got your attention, I need to pick a few brains.  Can  
> anybody point me in the direction of someone in Government who may  
> have exposure to how various departments are making their documents  
> accessible?  I am looking for someone who may be in a position to  
> articulate a pan-Government view based on some anecdotal evidence.
>
> Many thanks in advance,
>
> Olly
>
> Oliver McVeigh
>
> RiverDocs
>
>

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