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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


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


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


Web Accessibility Directive Training Series

The EU Web Accessibility Directive was signed into Irish law on 23 September 2020 and requires that public bodies ensure their websites and mobile apps comply with internationally recognised accessibility standards.The Irish Computer Society (ICS), in partnership with the National Disability Authority (NDA), is holding a series of 3 information seminars and 3 follow up training webinars on the Directive. The series is relevant to all public ...

   Monday, September 20th


Notice from AXELOS Global Best Practice regarding the retirement of ITIL® V3

If you are ITIL® V3 qualified, either at Foundation, Intermediate or Expert level, please take care to read the recent notice from AXELOS Global Best Practice regarding the retirement of ITIL® V3. This will be of particular interest to:    • ITIL® V3 Experts or individuals with at least 17 credits (explanation below) who may wish to keep their qualifications 'current'.• Individuals with a number of ITIL® ...

  Wednesday, March 10th


Women4IT Hiring Solutions

Women4IT aims to improve diversity in the digital sector and at the same time to provide opportunities for young women in Ireland to gain employment in entry-level IT/Digital roles.We are looking for companies and employers who are interested in hiring skilled young women for the below roles. The programme can be adjusted to answer the needs of your company.• Data Analyst• ...

  Thursday, December 3rd


New Report Highlights Weaknesses in Cyber Resilience at Board Level

A new report from the Irish Computer Society highlights a real gap in Irish Boards’ oversight of cyber resilience in their organisations.    The report identifies three key areas:Capability & Confidence 1 in 5 report that they are either not discussing Cyber Resilience at all,  or are not being briefed about ongoing developments 4 in 5 have not participated in any testing of cyber incident response plans in the ...

  Monday, November 9th


New Secretary General at the Irish Computer Society

The Irish Computer Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Cleary to the position of ICS Secretary General.Mary brings valued expertise and experience of representing the IT profession in Ireland, particularly at a European level. Mary is Chair of the CEN standardisation committee, Digital Competences and IT Professionalism, and Chair of the Irish National Coalition of the European Commission’s Digital ...

  Wednesday, October 28th


CIO Profile - Aaron Quinn

Sharing his insights and perspectives, Aaron Quinn, Director of Business Transformation and IT at Cooneen Group, notes that while IT is a key driver of innovation in companies it must also present its business value. In 2021, Quinn was awarded as IT Professional of the year (Highly Commended) at the Belfast Telegraph IT Awards. What is your view of IT Departments in 2022?Historically IT have ...

   Tuesday, November 8th


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