Exploring an Accessible Digital Society – One-day seminar

We are delighted to announce details of this seminar, which is hosted in conjunction with the Visually Impaired Computer Society of Ireland (VICS) and which will explore innovations in a range of new and emerging technology.

Technology is connected with everything that we do, whether we’re in work, studying, on the move, or relaxing at home. We are connected to many services and have numerous options when it comes to how we interact with these services.

This seminar aims to discuss some current and emerging technology. There will be lots of time for questions and hands-on with the many gadgets on show on the day.

Image of PC Keyboard with the Enter Key replaced with a key that says “Access”.


Saturday 4 March 2017, from 11:00 to 3:30 pm


NCBI Rehabilitation Training Centre, Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

A light lunch will be provided free of charge.

Final Programme:

11:00 Welcome and overview Tony Murray (VICS) and Stuart Lawler (NCBI)
11:10 Freedom with the NVDA Screen Reader Ronan McGuirk
11:30 Access to Accessibility: How do we access information if we don’t know where to find it? Rachel Kane
11:50 Exploring the world of Android David Nason
12:10 Low-cost Braille technology with the Canute refreshable multi-line display Stuart Lawler
12:30 Listening in with Sonos Technology Brian Dalton
12:50 Lunch
13:30 VICS AGM followed by Open Forum – Questions and Answers Tony Murray and/or John Delaney to facilitate
15:00 Close of session and time for hands-on with the technology

For further information:

Please contact Stuart Lawler at NCBI to reserve your place on 087 9926360 or email stuart.lawler@ncbi.ie