Germany has never before experienced an international accessibility conference with such an illustrious line-up of speakers. In the interests of promoting dialog, our experts will briefly present their own work and then discuss accessibility on seven panels.

  • Shadi Abou-Zahra | Activity Lead, W3C WAI International Program Office
  • Paul Bakaus | UI Lead, jQuery
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Bühler | Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Technical University of Dortmund
  • Tomas Caspers | Accessibility Expert
  • Raph de Rooij | Web Guidelines Specialist, ICTU
  • Ellen Engel | Manager for Sociodemographic Groups and Persons with Reduced Mobility, Deutsche Bahn
  • Steve Faulkner | Technical Director, The Paciello Group | W3C PFWG
  • François-René Germain | Vice President, Group Accessibility Department, Orange | France Télécom
  • Miguel González-Sancho | Deputy Head of Unit ICT for Inclusion, Information Society Directorate General, European Commission
  • Lars Gunther | The Web Standards Project Education Task Force
  • Dr. Jonathan Hassell | Head of Audience Experience & Usability, British Broadcasting Corporation | Acting Chair, British Standards Committee on Web Accessibility IST/45
  • Dominique Hazaël-Massieux | Activity Lead, W3C Mobile Web Initiative
  • Christian Heilmann | Web Architect / Standards Evangelist, Yahoo!
  • Peter Krantz | Strategic Development Officer, previously with the Swedish Administrative Development Agency, Verva
  • Linda Mauperon | Member of Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, European Commission
  • Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo | Senior Operations Officer, The World Bank
  • Niqui Merret | Flash Accessibility Consultant, Jade Hopper
  • Chris Mills | Developer Relations Manager, Opera Software
  • Melanie Müller | German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Saqib Shaikh | Software Developer, Microsoft
  • Henny Swan | Web Evangelist, Opera Software
  • Dr. Carlos Velasco | Competence Center Manager, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT)
  • Marco Zehe | Accessibility QA Engineer, Mozilla Corporation


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    […] An interesting conference that is coming up soon is the European Accessibility Forum Frankfurt that will take place in Frankfurt, Germany on 27 March 2009. There are many well-known accessibility names among the speakers who will discuss the following topics […] If you can make it to Frankfurt on 27 March, register while there are tickets left. […]