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Accessibility and Macromedia: using Macromedia products to create accessible web content

Details of a forthcoming event sponsored by the Royal National Institute for the Blind.




When: Friday 25 January 2002, 3pm-5pm

Where: Theatre, International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London W1, UK.

Nearest tube: Gt Portland St, Regent's Park.

Who should attend: policy and purchase decision makers from companies and organisations that provide web-based services to the public; representatives from web design agencies; web designers; web project managers; equal opportunity officers, internet users, and anyone interested in knowing what Macromedia is doing to make the company's products fully accessible to people with disabilities.

There can be few web designers who have no knowledge of Macromedia's web authoring products, from Dreamweaver to Flash, and many more. Many of Macromedia's customers are concerned with creating web sites that are accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. In his presentation, Jon Harris of Macromedia will reveal the steps the company is taking to ensure that Macromedia products enable web designers to create web content that everyone can use.

This event provides excellent networking opportunities for anyone interested in the subject of accessible web design. The atmosphere is informal and conducted in a manner befitting a Friday afternoon. Be sure to bring business cards with you.

Key speaker: Jon Harris, Technical Sales Manager, Macromedia Northern Europe Session introduced by: Julie Howell, Campaigns Officer (Internet), RNIB

Julie is the officer responsible for RNIB's Campaign for Good Web Design, that promotes the creation of web sites and online services that include people with disabilities. She is author of the RNIB report 'Get the message online: making internet shopping accessible to blind and partially sighted people', helped the UK Government draft their own web design guidelines and worked with Tesco.com, to make its service accessible to disabled customers.

This event is organised by Julie Howell, Campaigns Officer (Accessible Internet), RNIB. 020-7391 2191 julie.howell@rnib.org.uk

Cost: Fifteen UK Pounds + VAT. Registration prior to the event is essential.

If you wish to attend please send an email to julie.howell@rnib.org.uk containing:

your name

your company's name

your postal address

your email address

Please let us know if you have any reading or access requirements so that we can ensure that you get the most from this event.

This event forms part of a programme of RNIB Campaign for Good Web Design Supporters Network events. The events take place in London bi-monthly. For more information contact Julie Howell at julie.howell@rnib.org.uk  or visit http://www.rnib.org.uk/digital 




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