Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion
 
DSAI
Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion

3-4-5 June, 2009 - MSFT - Software para Microcomputadores, Lda. - Av. Professor Doutor Aníbal Cavaco Silva - Edifício C1, C2
TAGUSPARK 2744-010 Porto Salvo - Lisboa - PORTUGAL

 
Keynote Speaker

   Accessibility of Public Terminals and Services
   
by Dr John Gill, Chief Scientist at Royal National Institute of Blind People, UK

Prof. John Gill

Abstract
Dr Gill will discuss the various approaches to making public terminals and services accessible to people with disabilities. This will include the relative merits of adapted, adaptable and adaptive user interfaces which will be illustrated in the context of the accessibility of electronic voting systems. Finally the role of standards, guidelines and legislation will be addressed.

Bio
Dr John Gill OBE DSc FIET is Chief Scientist at Royal National Institute of Blind People in the UK.  He has worked for over 37 years in the area of scientific and technological research for people with disabilities.  His research has included the design of fonts, public access terminals, tactile communication, orientation systems, automated production of braille and large print, and access to telecommunication systems and services.  He has visited 40 countries and written 250 publications.

   

 

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