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Exploring an Accessible Digital Society – Saturday 4th March

Stuart Lawler (NCBI) and Tony Murray (VICS)welcoming attendees to NCBI's Training Centre

Photograph of Stuart Lawler (NCBI) and Tony Murray (VICS) welcoming attendees to NCBI’s Training Centre

On Saturday 4th March, NCBI was delighted to host a one-day seminar on Exploring an Accessible Digital Society in conjunction with the Visually Impaired Computer Society of Ireland (VICS) at its Rehabilitation Training Centre in Drumcondra, Dublin.

Over 60 people attended the seminar which consisted of a wide range of interesting and engaging talks exploring innovations in a range of new and emerging technology. They were accompanied by another 20 people that tuned into the live stream throughout the day.

Many thanks to all speakers, guests, and everyone who helped make the day such a success.

Resources

Download presentations from the day by following the links below.

Introduction for Access to Accessibility Presentation – by Rachel Kane

Freedom with the NVDA Screen Reader Presentation – by Ronan McGuirk

The Sonos Stoare where you can learn more about the speakers demonstrated by Brian Dalton.

The Sonos Controller for various platforms.

Free Scripts to use with Jaws on a Windows PC, made available by Hartgen Consultancy, along with the comprehensive book, Written by Jonathan Mosen, called ‘Sonosthesia’. This details using all Sonos Players from a blindness perspective.