Scripting Enabled conference/hack day

The estimable Christian Heilmann has announced Scripting Enabled, a combined accessibility conference and hackday being held in London this September.

The aim of the conference is to break down the barriers between disabled users and the social web as much as giving ethical hackers real world issues to solve. We talked about improving the accessibility of the web for a long time – let’s not wait, let’s make it happen.

The concept of making Scripting Enabled part-conference, part-hackday is inspired. By putting together accessibility experts and knowledgeable developers there is a day of shared learning followed by a day of actually building stuff. Stuff that will be useful to the wider world. Stuff like Christian’s own Easy YouTube, an accessible YouTube player.

Sounds pretty good to me. Christian is currently looking for sponsors and somewhere to host the hack day.