Another abstract added

We have now also put up an abstract of Peter Jones‘ talk, which will take place in the morning of the first day of the symposium. To see it, either click the link below, or follow through to Peter Jones’ profile under “Symposium Speakers”.

Accessibility: the strategic context” (Peter Jones)

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A couple of abstracts added.

Abstracts for two talks have been added today, the first by Ann Frye and the second by Taizo Miyachi. These can be found by following the links below, or on their personal pages under “Symposium Speakers”:

Mapping Engineering. Safe Guides by Active 3D Map and Quiet Acoustic Guides” (Taizo Miyachi).

Global Experiences of Disability” (Ann Frye)

Visual changes on this blog

It has been called to our attention that the previous layout for the blog, which consisted of a very dark background with light-coloured font, could be very uncomfortable for viewers with particular visual impairments. We have thus decided to change the layout to a simpler and lighter colour scheme in the interest of keeping with the theme of the workshop: accessibility.

If you have any concerns with the new layout, please do let us know (with a comment below, or emailing one of the organisers) so we can do our best to adjust it!

Also – a quick reminder! The photo competition is still going on! Show us examples of good and bad accessibility worldwide and have a chance at winning a £50 Amazon voucher. Entries to be made via Twitter with the hashtag #accessphoto or via email: theaccessibilitysymposium@gmail.com

Looking forward to the entries!

Accessibility Photo Competition

The Accessibility Symposium is always keeping an eye out for the best, and the worst, examples of accessibility out there. Be a part of it! You could grab one of the £50 Amazon vouchers we have in store!

To participate, it’s very simple. Send us your pictures of examples of accessibility with a short explanation of why it is a good example, or a bad one. Your picture can be from anywhere in the world. Really! We want to know what accessibility is like across the planet.

You can participate through Twitter by tagging your pictures with #accessphoto, and adding a short description in your Tweet.

You can also participate by sending us your pictures to theaccessibilitysymposium@gmail.com

There will be two categories: best example of accessibility, and worst example. The winners will be chosen by Nick Tyler, and each category winner receives a £50 Amazon voucher.

The picture will be printed out and displayed at the symposium in UCL from 9-11 December. Winners will be announced on the 11th of December and will be contacted through the same means they used to send in the pictures.

You can enter as many times as you wish! Send us your pictures, we want to know!

The Accessibility Symposium Programme is up!

Hello everyone,

just a quick announcement to let you know that we have worked out a programme for the three day symposium. Here’s an overview:

Day 1: Keynote speakers and Q&As.

Day 2: One keynote speaking session with discussions, workshops which include a mapping party and a human movement measuring demonstration.

Day 3: Talks on funding opportunities, and developing bi-lateral projects for the future.

A PDF version of the schedule can be accessed here. Please keep in mind that the symposium is still a few weeks away, so it is subject to changes.

You can still register to participate! Just click through to our Eventbrite.

See you soon!