taking part in Cabinet Office event panel discussion

Back in August I was invited to take part in a panel discussion on accessibility and blogging for the first E-Communicators event organised by the Cabinet Office's Government Communication Network as part of their new GCN Live series.

The event, which was held in London on 6 September, featured brief talks and presentations from each panel member, followed by lively discussions - particularly in the area of accessible web content management systems and the benefits of blogging (for internal and external audiences) in a government context.

The panel also included:

  • Andy Budd - Managing Director of user experience and web design consultancy clear:left
  • Alastair Campbell - Director of Research and Development at Nomensa
  • Joe Clark - Journalist, author and world renowned accessibility consultant from Toronto
  • Tom Coates - BBC Radio and Music Interactive

It was an honour and a pleasure to be sitting alongside such eminent colleagues...and our informal coffee and chat after the event alone was worth the trip down to the capital.

For further details, Andy has an extensive account of the event on his site; read his entry Blogging in Government. Additionally, you may be interested in his presentation on Blogging in the Public Sector.

10/09/2005 at 11:25:07
14/11/2005 at 03:26:27