Submitted by Léonie Watson on 23rd March 2012, 5.05pm
In 2011 we successfully registered BCAB as a UK trademark. We wanted to protect the BCAB brand and the excellent reputation the British Computer Association of the
Blind has built up over the past forty years or so.
With the success of the EyeT4All project
still fresh in our minds, the board of trustees felt that EyeT4All would be a perfect umbrella brand for many of the association's future activities. To this end, we've begun the process of registering EyeT4All as a UK trademark as well.
Submitted by Léonie Watson on 21st March 2012, 3.22pm
Léonie Watson recently met with Helen Grant MP at Portcullis House
in London. The meeting was an opportunity to promote BCAB's work, and discuss ways in which BCAB could work with Helen to promote digital inclusion for
blind and partially sighted people.
The meeting came about because BCAB trustee Clive Lever questioned Helen about digital inclusion at an event held in her constituency. Clive later met
with Helen to tell her about BCAB and our activities, and suggested a meeting with Léonie as the next step.
Submitted by Léonie Watson on 12th March 2012, 11.45pm
With help from the Awards for All
lottery fund, Derek Naysmith and Léonie Watson attended the
27th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference,
on behalf of BCAB. The purpose of the trip was to promote BCAB and the advocacy work we've been doing around web accessibility, and to seek out new products
and innovations of interest to BCAB members.