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Posted: Thursday 25 August, 2005

by Dan at 8:02pm in Anything goes No comments Add your own

I'm just back from Dundee, where I was attending the 'Accessible Design in the Digital World' conference. It was a great event, with speakers and delegates from academia, business and government, and even though a few of the papers presented went straight over my head it was great to see so many people from such diverse backgrounds so clearly enthused by accessible design. I had the privilege of speaking at the conference, about my experiences adopting web standards and accessible design at my work. I always find public speaking something of a nerve-wracking experience, but with Jim Thatcher in the chair for my session I was always in good company.

The conference was sponsored in part by Yahoo!, and I had the pleasure of meeting (and sharing dinner and a few snifters with) technical evangelist and senior web developer Nate Koechley. The company's adopting a much more open policy on its technology and developers, and it was great to hear about some of the very cool products they've got in the pipeline, including a killer release of Yahoo! Mail due to go beta very soon.

So a big thank you to David Sloan and Lorna Gibson and the rest of the team at DMAG who conceived and organised the whole event.

PS: I'm working on getting a tech-related personal site up and running so that I don't need to clutter TAS with this boring stuff, and don't incur the wrath of 'er indoors.


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