2009 Meetings

Next Meeting

Thursday 22 October 2009

Web Development Technologies

This meeting will feature talks by Mel Pedley and Mike Burton, both AICS members, on web development technologies.

The talk by Mike Burton will cover the following topics:

Mike has been developing internet / intranet applications and databases for the last 5 years, and prior to that networked client-server systems for many years.

The talk by Mel Pedley will cover the practical issues that web designers need to understand in order to help their clients reap the benefits of accessible web design. As well as examining the needs of different user groups, we will look some of the most common access barriers (and how to avoid them) and how accessible techniques can improve SEO.

The talk will also introduce W3C's accessibility guidelines; PAS 78: 'Guide to Good Practice in Commissioning Accessible Websites' and the upcoming BSi 8878 standard.

Mel Pedley has worked within the web design sector for over 10 years and specialises in accessible web design. She is an administrator within the Guild of Accessible Web Designers; an approved Technical Assessor for the Shaw Trust's Web Accreditation Scheme and a member of Team Access at Accessites.org.

The presentations will be followed by a finger buffet and the chance to network with other AICS members face to face.


National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1

Nearest Underground - Embankment / Nearest Overground - Charing Cross

Previous meetings in 2009

Virtualisation | Search Engine Optimisation

Previous meetings in 2008

AGM 2008

Previous meetings in 2007

Favourite Websites | Seven Steps to Successful Small Business Marketing | AGM 2007

Previous meetings in 2006

AGM | Java Server Faces | Marketing for Success | Use the Phone to Grow your Business | AGM

Previous meetings in 2005

Not only Microsoft, but also... | The Easiest Way To Double Your Profits | Networks - how they work

Previous meetings in 2004

Getting to the Decision Makers | Designing your Website | IT and eCommerce Law | Data Protection and related issues | AGM

Handouts and/or speakers' notes are still availble for some of these meetings - please contact the Hon Secretary for more details.

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