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On Saturday 15th May 2010 (1pm to 5pm); the Digital Inclusion information and recruitment event will be organised at Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, UK. Attendance is free.
The program will include:

  • How can we help to maximise accessibility to mainstream products? The `Raising the Floor Initiative’ is an international challenge which aims to put the Web within reach of all those with disability, literacy, or aging related barriers, regardless of their economic status. What is the UK response?
  • A taster session from the MSc/PGDip Digital Inclusion.
  • An opportunity to network with other Digital Inclusion Professionals.
  • The chance to meet the MSc/PGDip Digital Inclusion teaching staff.

Please email to confirm a place
For further details of other events and more information about the MSc Digital Inclusion: see

On Thursday 1st July and Friday 2nd July 2010 (10am to 5pm), Middlesex University (Trent Park Campus) also organises the “Teaching Design for All in ICT Summer School” course (cost: £175). This course will help academic educators to develop awareness of the social and ethical issues of designing accessible information services and technologies. It will include practical exercises which can be embedded into the curriculum for HE and FE students in computing, web design, engineering, design and assistive technologies.
Please email to confirm a place

Finally, Middlesex University also invites you apply for a MSc/diploma Digital Inclusion (October 2010, part-time over 2 years). This is organised at the Middlesex University, UK (Hendon Campus). If you are working in ICT development or web design and want to know more about inclusion and accessibility, then this could be of interest to you. Modules on the MSc Digital Inclusion introduce the rights of disabled people, the social and ethical issues, and the impact of the ageing demographics. They will look at policy and legislation, web accessibility and inclusive design and user experience. Each module starts with one-week of face to face teaching and is completed through a series of assignments with distance learning, supported by electronic communication. Masters students take four modules and a Digital Inclusion project. PG Dip must pass the four modules.
Please email for further information or see

Raising the Floor (RtF) is an international coalition of individuals and organizations working to ensure that the Internet is accessible to people experiencing accessibility or literacy problems, even if they have very limited or no financial resources. The goal is to ensure that individuals who need special interfaces are as free and able as everyone else to use the new and emerging Internet tools and resources to live more independently and productively, and to achieve their life’s goals.
More information is available on the Raising the Floor website.