Website Accessibility 2006

From the blurb (external link):

Website Accessibility 2006 is a major UK conference on public sector website accessibility, giving the latest guidance and best-practice including the new PAS 78 guidelines.

Apart from the fact that I'm speaking at the event, I'm excited on three counts:

  1. It's being held at the wonderful Scotsman Hotel (external link) in Edinburgh, without doubt the best hotel I've stayed in in the UK. We were there two years ago for my birthday (external link), and again last year before Christmas. It'll be strange being there without my wife, but I'll survive.
  2. It's a damned good cast (external link), and I'm delighted to have been invited to share the stage with them all.
  3. It's a major UK public sector event, and it's being held in Scotland. This happens all too infrequently IMHO, and given the venue there's the real possibility that this event will set a trend.

The only downside is that it's the day before I travel down to London for @media - I could really have done with the chance to observe the top quality speakers there first to get a few tips.

Comments

Sounds good! I've only ever been to Edinburgh once for the Tattoo (a military show for those that don't know) but the place looks fantastic and deserving of a proper visit.

I wonder if anyone will inform me of this from my neck of the woods - or attend themselves...

/notHoldingBreath

Posted by: Karl at May 5, 2006 12:56 PM

Wow, this stop 'Website Accessibility 2006' next stop '@media 2007' maybe?

Posted by: Blair Millen at May 8, 2006 8:56 AM

Hey Dan.

Way to go! Sounds like a great event to speak at.

It seems like all of the fun stuff is happening over on your side of the pond. One of these days, I'll have to revisit the UK and get me another 'not-so-valid' marriage certificate at Gretna Green ;-)

Posted by: Marco at May 8, 2006 10:08 PM

@Blair: haha, I wish. Actually it's "next stop East Midlands Conference Centre", where I'll be speaking at an event in August. Doesn't quite have the same ring to it...

Posted by: Dan at May 9, 2006 11:08 AM

Looks good Dan. Going to see if I can get up there but I don't think I will be able to with them paying for @Media aswell. Oh well you never know if you don't ask...

Posted by: Andy Saxton at May 9, 2006 7:23 PM

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