About this Event
What is it?
We are all unique and different. Our customers are, too. Users of our products and services require them to be accessible and inclusive. This workshop will explore the foundations of accessible web design for If you are involved in product or service design at any stage, then you are a designer who can make someone's life better or miserable. You might work as a marketing person, a developer, a UX specialist, or a content writer; what you do daily contributes to the broader user experience.What can I expect?
We will explore:
- Why is web accessibility important, and how does it work in connection with UX and inclusive design?
- How can our privilege affect our work and the experience of end-users?
- What are simple things that you can do to improve your practice and make sure that what you produce works for multiple underprivileged groups?
- What should we remember when creating web forms, marketing campaigns, multimedia content and documents?
- What are standards related to accessibility, and how do they work?
We will look at the content, interface and technical aspects of design.
You don't have to be a web developer to benefit from this workshop
Web accessibility is something that we can all work on. During the workshop the participants will explore practical techniques and examples to improve their skill set instantly. Facilitators will explain everything from the ground up, so participants don't have to possess much technical knowledge.
Participants will work individually and in groups. There's no need for participants to bring anything but a notepad and a pen.Where and when is this taking place?
This workshop will take place from 9am - 1pm on Tuesday 31st October at CodeBase Edinburgh, 37a Castle Terrace, EH1 2EL. We'll be in the Events Space just to the right when you enter the building. There are no steps between the street and the venue and blue badge holders can park in the surrounding streets.Who will be there?
About the facilitator
Wojtek Kutyla works at Human Thing Ltd, a UX and accessibility consultancy based in Edinburgh. Wojtek started his career in the digital industry in 1999 and has worked with web technologies since, providing services to large and small companies worldwide. He talks about and practices design focused on web accessibility daily.
Sarah Hall , Events & Digital Coordinator, CodeBase
Odhran Thomson, Events Support, CodeBaseRegistration
We ask everyone to sign up individually, so we can have an estimate of how many people want to attend, this will allow us to prevent food waste by avoiding over-catering. Please cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend. We will also check-in each person on Eventbrite as they join the event so make sure you've signed up to the event in order to attend!We also encourage everyone to sign up individually so we know of any accessibility requirements in advance.Tickets are very limited so be sure to register!What is Techscaler?
Techscaler is a Scottish Government funded programme, delivered by CodeBase, and offers tailored support for everyone in Scotland who wants to build a startup, whether they are considering a career in startups or are developing, building and scaling an idea.
We offer Community and Member access to world-class education, a peer-led online and offline community, and flexible workspaces.
Techscaler membership is for any prospective or current startup founder, startup employees, or more broadly anyone who is involved in the Scottish tech ecosystem. Membership offers tailored support depending on your goals. When someone applies to become a Techscaler member, our team can direct applicants to the most suitable Techscaler support.
To find out more, watch this video on YouTube: “What is Techscaler and what does it mean for me and my region?”:
To join, visit https://www.techscaler.co.uk".What is CodeBase?
CodeBase is a tech incubator, making startups accessible to everyone. Through building culture, community and education, we promote and support tech innovation.
We offer flexible and affordable hotdesking and office space, education programmes delivered by expert industry operators, and an offline and digital community where startup founders and staff can connect and help each other.
We are CodeBase. We believe in startups for everyone and the power of community.
We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our culture - from our spaces and events, to our education programmes and community. In whatever way you interact with the CodeBase community, we require you to treat everyone with respect, regardless of background or personal beliefs.
Code of Conduct
Our events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of CodeBase.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
CodeBase Edinburgh, 37a Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom