Draft Programme Session: Digital Accessibility for an Information Society (STS60)

December 20, 2016

Session Type: Lecture (sequence of presentation with questions and answers)

Digital Accessibility for an Information Society

The growth of the internet and World Wide Web has led to the digitisation of most aspects of life from support networks, public services, education, work and even aspects of leisure time. This has presented both opportunities and barriers to some disabled members of society.   However, effective digital accessibility and accessible design can enable successful use of the increasing range of connected devices and participation with online services and digital resources.  This session will explore ideas around innovation and service provision to improve:

  • accessibility of e-text and ebook resources
  • the design of digitally controlled and online, connected devices
  • accessible information provision by education, workplace and public service providers
  • access for elderly and those with cognitive impairments.
  • awareness and understanding of digital accessibility in support services, education providers and the design and technology professions.


Contact: E.A. Draffan, University of Southampton
Email: ead@ecs.soton.ac.uk

Contact: Abi James, University of Southampton
Email: a.james@soton.ac.uk



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