6th November 2008

NDA annual Conference

Universal Smart Card Systems Seminar and Inclusive Design Workshop


Science Gallery, TCD, , Pearse Street, Dublin 2


9:30am - 6th November 2008


4:45pm - 6th November 2008

The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, NDA, is holding 2 events as part of Irish Design Week, 2008.

Universal Smart Cards Systems Seminar

"Universal Smart card systems" will be targeted at anyone involved in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of systems that use smart cards including transport systems, identification (ID) systems, point of sale systems, cash machines and other financial services. It will showcase the issues and benefits in making these systems Universally Designed, that is, designed to be used by the widest range of people possible, regardless of age, disability or size

10:00 Morning session registration – Tea and Coffee served

10:30 Opening Address - Dr. Ger Craddock, Chief Officer of Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, CEUD.

10:45 Making Services More Accessible: The Role of Smart Cards – Dr. John Gill, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB, UK).

11:15 Smart Accessibility - Experiences from the UK Public Sector. Mick Davies, Local Authority Smartcard Standards e-Service Organisation (LASSeO project, UK).

11:45 Break – Tea and Coffee served

12:00 The Public Transport Integrated Ticketing Smart Card Scheme planned for Dublin. Tim Gaston, Railway Procurement Agency (RPA).

12:30 Users in Design – Introduction to Inclusive Design. Dr. John Clarkson, Director, Cambridge Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge.

13:00 Morning session close

Users in Design Workshop

This facilitated interactive session will be on Inclusive/Universal Design methodologies. The seminar will include an interactive session with John Clarkson, Director, Cambridge Engineering Design Centre, utilising simulators and incorporating design exercises.

13:45 Afternoon session registration – Tea and coffee served

14:00 Users in Design – Introduction and Design Exercise Workshop on the process of Inclusive Design - Dr. John Clarkson, Director, Cambridge Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge.

16:30 Afternoon session close,


To register for these FREE events, please contact LiNDA at +353 1 608 0456 or info@ceud.Ie stating:

  • Which session(s) you wish to attend *(1. Smart Card seminar, 2. Universal Design workshop)
  • Any access or dietary requirements you may have

Lunch will be provided only for participants attending both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Please forward this webpage of the attached flyer to other colleagues/students who may be interested in attending.

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