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ICS Web Accessibility Autumn 2022 Series

Why is accessibility important? What can I do about it? The ICS in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority is offering a series of information and training webinars, to help public bodies and other organisations understand how small decisions have an impact on peoples’ ability to access, understand and use digital content and services. Everyone has ...

  Wednesday, August 31st


CIO & IT Leaders Summit, June 28 – ticket discount for ADPO members

The CIO & IT Leaders Summit takes place at Croke Park on June 28, organised by Business Post Events & iQuest (www.ciosummit.ie).ADPO is a partner to the Summit and its chairman, Fintan Swanton, will be the moderator of a roundtable discussion on “Securing the ‘new normal’: How to protect your cloud, workforce and assets in the post-pandemic world”.Other topics covered in the Summit ...

   Monday, June 20th


Web Accessibility Series 2022 Update

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority (NDA) recently finished a successful four-part series on Web Accessibility. The series aimed to help public bodies and other organisations understand how small decisions have an impact on disabled peoples’ access to websites and mobile apps. Over four events, we explored accessibility choices, universal ...

  Thursday, June 9th


Lake Como CEDPO Statement

CEDPO held its first in person board meeting of the post COVID pandemic era. The objectives of the meeting were to discuss the current European data protection legislative landscape and define common priorities and objectives for the CEDPO work program of 2022-2023.  The Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations (CEDPO), founded in September 2011, aims to promote the role of the Data Protection Officer, to ...

  Friday, June 3rd


ICS Web Accessibility Series 2022

Why is accessibility important? What can I do about it? The ICS in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority is offering a series of information and training webinars, to help public bodies and other organisations understand how small decisions have an impact on disabled peoples’ access to websites and mobile apps. Everyone has a part to ...

  Thursday, April 14th


Data Protection Guidance Paper and Event

The Association of Data Protection Officers (ADPO) Committee have recently created a new guidance paper – ‘Data Protection by Design – Making it Effective’. The paper provides advice and examples of how organisations can practically integrate the principles of data protection by design into their data protection programmes, as well as how they can demonstrate the effectiveness of the adopted measures.  To mark the launch of ...

   Thursday, November 25th


Blog Post: Where to Now? The Uncertain Future of UK Data Protection Laws – By Jared Browne

The UK has left the EU, and since the 28 June, it has the long-desired adequacy decision that recognises the equivalency of its data protection laws, and so, allows it to continue trading seamlessly with the EU bloc of countries.  Now, however, emboldened perhaps, by its new-found freedom, and determined to advance the interests of its domestic digital economy, it published a 146-page consultation paper ...

   Friday, October 22nd


Web Accessibility Directive Series Update

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA) have been holding a series of information seminars and training webinars on the new EU Web Accessibility Directive, which was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020. The directive requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards. Over 270 people joined the first information seminar ...

   Friday, October 22nd


ICS Web Accessibility Autumn 2022 Series

Why is accessibility important? What can I do about it? The ICS in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority is offering a series of information and training webinars, to help public bodies and other organisations understand how small decisions have an impact on peoples’ ability to access, understand and use digital content and services. Everyone has ...

  Wednesday, August 31st


Web Accessibility Series 2022 Update

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority (NDA) recently finished a successful four-part series on Web Accessibility. The series aimed to help public bodies and other organisations understand how small decisions have an impact on disabled peoples’ access to websites and mobile apps. Over four events, we explored accessibility choices, universal ...

  Thursday, June 9th


Lake Como CEDPO Statement

CEDPO held its first in person board meeting of the post COVID pandemic era. The objectives of the meeting were to discuss the current European data protection legislative landscape and define common priorities and objectives for the CEDPO work program of 2022-2023.  The Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations (CEDPO), founded in September 2011, aims to promote the role of the Data Protection Officer, to ...

  Friday, June 3rd


Twelfth Annual Scratch National Finals

The National Scratch Competition Finals were held at the University of Limerick on May 18, bringing together the top scoring teams from all over the country. School students aged six and up across five age categories were invited to demonstrate their Scratch projects to the judges. This year saw over 160 entries nationwide to the competition. Now in its twelfth year, the National Scratch Competition has ...

  Wednesday, May 25th


ICS Web Accessibility Series 2022

Why is accessibility important? What can I do about it? The ICS in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority is offering a series of information and training webinars, to help public bodies and other organisations understand how small decisions have an impact on disabled peoples’ access to websites and mobile apps. Everyone has a part to ...

  Thursday, April 14th


Digital Transformation workshop series

The Irish Computer Society has partnered with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet to offer ICS Members a free Digital Transformation workshop series. The series will be brought to you by Digital Transformation Author, YouTuber and Educator, Niall McKeown. Niall is CEO of Ionology and creator of several of the world’s most advanced and widely used digital transformation frameworks and models.The series will consist ...

  Wednesday, March 16th


Women4IT An Irish Success Story

Our recent Women4IT Project is coming to an end and we will be hosting our national dissemination event on Thursday 17th February at 3pm GMT.During the event our project manager, Lucia, will discuss the successes of the project and present our new employment tool kit. We will also hear from some of the course graduates who will update us on their time ...

   Monday, February 7th


2022 Scratch Competition