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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


Reskill as a business analyst for free!

Up to 100% funding is now available for our Certificate in Business Analysis course via Sprigboard+ in January 2021.The Level 8 course is for anyone who wants to advance and certify their skills in this important and growing area.The course is currently being run completely online - meaning you can join from anywhere in the country.Many people across Ireland have been made redundant or ...

  Friday, November 20th


Free Web Accessibility Training Nov 26/27

Register now for free Web Accessibility training for anyone involved in creating web content and electronic documents.This module focuses on the methods to create and manage digitally accessible files in line with The EU Web Accessibility Directive 2016/2102, using MS Word, PowerPoint, and PDF.We limit the number of people on this course to ensure all attendees can engage with the presenter, ask questions, ...

  Friday, November 20th


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


Reskill as a business analyst with funded places on the Certificate in Business Analysis, thanks to Springboard+ and HCI

The Certificate in Business Analysis QQI Level 8 is for all those who wish to advance and certify their skills in this important and growing area. This year everyone can avail of funding that will reduce the course cost by 90 or 100%, for the course starting in November. (The October date is now closed for applications). The course is currently being run completely online - meaning ...

  Thursday, September 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


2021 Message from ICS

As 2021 draws to a close, we hope for a brighter new year for all of our members. None of us had thought that Covid-19 would have lasted so long or affected society or our industry so deeply. But IT professionals are resilient, and the ICS has continued to support, collaborate with and speak on behalf of our members during 2021. IT professionals have had a ...

   Friday, December 17th


Bebras 2021 Success