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Web Accessibility Evaluation Exchange
Thursday, 4 September 2003, Dublin, Ireland

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The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is holding a series of meetings hosted by Microsoft and Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) on 3-5 September 2003 in Dublin, Ireland:

Thursday's meeting is an opportunity to demonstrate and exchange best practice evaluation methods, approaches, and techniques among experienced Web accessibility evaluators.

Participation and Pre-Registration

Participation in the Web Accessibility Evaluation Exchange on 4 September is open to:

There is no registration fee; however, pre-registration is required by 27 August. (Separate pre-registration is required for the Web Accessibility Networking on 3 September and EOWG meeting on 5 September.)


A summary agenda is below. A detailed agenda with estimated times is also available.

Thursday 4 September 2003


Preliminary reading list:

Meeting Venue

Student Centre, Blue Room
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Lodging, Hotel

The hotels listed below are held in conjunction with the AAATE conference earlier in the week. Accommodations at UCD are also available through the AAATE conference. For information see, http://atireland.ie/aaate/travel/accommodation.htm.


Guesthouses, Bed and Breakfasts

There a number of guesthouses and bed/breakfasts situated around UCD. For a listing of guesthouses and bed and breakfasts, search the Irish Tourist Board Web site and look for accommodation in Dublin/South in the areas of Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, or Merrion Road.


By airplane

Dublin is served by one airport: Dublin International Airport (DUB), on the city's north side. Transportation options from the airport include:

Throughout Ireland

By Bus

Bus Eireann provide a nationwide bus service, and most major population areas have a direct link to Dublin. All Dublin services terminate in Busaras (the Central Bus Station, Amiens St.). It is a short walk from Busaras to O'Connell Street in city centre, where there are connecting buses to UCD. More information is available at the Bus Eireann Web site.

By train

Dublin is served by two main railway stations: Connolly and Heuston. From Connolly Station it is a short walk to O'Connell Street in city centre, where there are connecting buses to UCD. There are frequent connecting services from Heuston to city centre. More information is available at the Iarnróad Eireann (Irish Rail) Web site.

From Dublin City Centre

By Bus

Dublin Bus numbers 3, 10, 11B, and 17 all provide direct bus services to UCD. The numbers 3, 10, and 11B can be boarded at O'Connell Street in city centre. For timetable information is available through Dublin Bus, by seraching for "University College Dublin"

By taxi

There are usually an adequate number of taxis in operation in the city centre at any given time. It is possible to hail a taxi from the street, and convenient taxi ranks are located outside Wynn's Hotel on Middle Abbey Street, opposite the Virgin Megastore on Aston Quay, and opposite the Bank of Ireland on Dame Street. The fare from city centre to UCD is approximately €10-12, depending on traffic and the time of day.

To meeting venue

Accessible buses and taxis are available throughout Dublin. If you need additional help with accessible transportation to the meeting room, contact Bryan Boyle, e-mail: bboyle@crc.ie, phone: +353-1-805-7400 (Central Remedial Clinic/CRC) one week before the meetings.


Minutes are available online.

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