“Digital Inclusion” has become a catchphrase in the UK Housing Sector, but what does it really mean? The Digital Accessibility Centre are holding an open day on the 25th March for Housing Associations and Housing Support providers, to demonstrate the real life issues faced by tenants with disabilities, when accessing services online.
The Digital Accessibility Centre is an award winning social enterprise based in Neath Port Talbot. Established in 2010 the company now employs 20 staff who provide “real life” testing of websites and digital products for companies throughout the UK and internationally. 15 of those staff have disabilities ranging from mobility issues to visual impairments, blindness to dyslexia. The staff at the Digital Accessibility Centre are experts in digital accessibility and will be showcasing what assistive technology is, how available it is, and how you can help support your tenants and service users to get online. You’ll also have the chance to see how we test websites, what tools we use and hear first-hand accounts from our team about what accessibility really means.
There will be demonstrations of the latest assistive technologies, a chance to discuss accessibility issues with real life experts and peers, and discussions about the benefits of having an accessible online presence. It’s also an opportunity to see an example of an exciting, successful, leading edge social enterprise in action.
- 9.45 Arrival and Coffee/Networking
- 10.15-10.30 Welcome – Cam Nicholl – Sales Director, Digital Accessibility Centre
- 10.30-10.45 Neil Beckingham - IT Director, Symphony Housing - Our Accessibility Story
- 10.45 – 12.30 Accessibility in Action, Meet the testers – Breakout Sessions
- 12.30 – 1pm Closing remarks Q&A
- 1pm Lunch
Stephen Lloyd Suite, Llan Coed House, Llandarcy, Neath, SA10 6FG