Making colours visible to all

For our next meetup we're excited to have Maryam Ashoori talk about accessibility in design:

"In this talk, we will raise awareness about designing for colorblind audience and recommend some general guidelines for increasing the accessibility of your design.

Colorblindness is a decreased ability to see color or tell colors apart from one another. Approximately one in every twelve men and one in 200 women in the world are colorblind. In Canada this means that about 4.5% of the entire population are suffering from color vision deficiency."

You can find out more about Maryam on her personal blog -, and


17:30 - Welcome & networking

18:10 - "Making colours visible to all" - Maryam

18:30 - Open discussion

19:20 - Closing

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  • Carol-Ann C.

    Wonderful presentation. This group is a great as it is a mixture of information & networking.

    March 8, 2014

  • Laurie M.

    In the future it may be helpful to try to pair technical presenters with disability community presenters such as a low vision specialist.

    February 27, 2014

    • George Z.

      Hm, helpful how Laurie?

      February 27, 2014

    • Laurie M.

      There were questions about what people who are colour blind or low vision see and what you can do about it. In designing for accessibility, the more you know about your audience the easier it will be to make good decisions. Just a thought.

      March 6, 2014

  • George Z.

    Maryam's slides can be found (and downloaded) online -

    4 · March 4, 2014

    • Katie

      Thanks George! :)

      March 4, 2014

    • Carol-Ann C.

      Thanks George. A big thanks to the TA&ID Organizers... great meetings.

      March 4, 2014

  • Henri H.

    That was awesome. SLIDES! ️Por favor

    1 · February 27, 2014

  • Marzena

    Thank you, it was great. I made some notes, but I would like to get a list of tools to test the website for colors and recommended color palettes. Are you going to post them?

    1 · March 1, 2014

  • Alicia J.

    Great! Really good discussions.

    February 27, 2014

  • Nicole C.

    Great information and highly engaging presenter

    February 27, 2014

  • Sandra E.

    Sounds great! Any chance of getting a summary of the presentation for those of us who are unable to attend?

    3 · February 25, 2014

    • George Z.

      Actually, we may be surprising you all with a recording. Robert Pearson may have something for us if stars align :)

      February 26, 2014

    • Nell C.

      Unfortunately I have to miss it too, but I am very much interested in the topic! If a recording or slides are available, or someone could share their notes that they took during the presentation, I would be ever grateful! Thanks!

      February 26, 2014

  • Brian A.

    Thought my cold had receded; it made a comeback. Can't make it.

    February 26, 2014

  • Keith

    Can't make it today due to a last minute conflict. :(

    February 26, 2014

    • Darrem C.

      Sorry, I can't make tonight either, I'm not feeling well. See everyone next month.

      February 26, 2014

  • Johnny T.

    I just thought, I took up two spots (one for my attendant) when declaring my intention to attend. Is that even necessary? If not, there's one more spot.

    1 · February 26, 2014

    • George Z.

      Hehe, always so thoughtful. No need for the +1 for your attendant.

      February 26, 2014

    • Johnny T.

      Good to know for the future. Thanks George.

      February 26, 2014

  • David K.

    Sorry won't be able to make it tonight. Sorry for the last minute cancellation. Hope someone can take my spot. Look forward to seeing everyone at the next Meetup. Regards, David

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Juan O.

    Hi guys, sorry I won't be able to make it, something came up last minute!

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Kayla A.

    sadly will need to miss this time - looking forward to making it to the next one (finally!)

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • Linda B.

    Sorry I'm going to miss it! I'm sick. :-(
    I hope someone can make good use of my spot, and I hope to meet you all at the next event.

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • Billy G.

    Hi all, just a friendly reminder that if you're on the "attending" list for this week and you're no longer able to attend, please update your RSVP so we can make sure those on the wait list are able to get it.

    See you all on Wednesday!

    February 24, 2014

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