Official RNIB Accessibility Hackathon!

The RNIB are working with us to provide a night of making accessible hacks and learning more about accessibility APIs. Details are starting to form around the event but some visually impaired users will be in attendance and helping us understand what daily problems they face.

If you are interested please sign up! If you are interested in sponsoring this great and worthwhile event let us know!

It will be on the weekend of February 11th 2012 This is our proposed schedule so far:

  • 9:00am: Intros
  • 9:30am VI games
  • Discussion 1
  • Discussion 2 concerns of real visually impaired users
  • 12:30pm: Lunch
  • Start and team intros
  • Hacking.
  • 7:00pm Dinner
  • 2:00am Game of Goal Ball
  • Hacking
  • 7:40am Breakfast
  • Hacking
  • 1:00pm Presentations (in the dark!)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was an absolutely amazing experience! As a blind user of android, it was great to be able to interact with the app developers, tell them what problem we experience and try to show them how to make apps that are accessible. I'm very happy with the amount of developpers that turned up and what we achieved there!

    February 13, 2012

  • James B.

    Great meeting. Well done to the RNIB for reaching out to developers.

    February 13, 2012

  • Grant K.

    Thanks for the great event all- and special thanks to RNIB for putting on an amazing event. I think I learned more in 2 days about usability for all than I have in the last 2 years plus picked up one of the awards which sweetened the deal!
    . Am 100% coming to the next one and will recommened for others. Would be excellent to get some screenshots of the winning apps so I can post about it on my blog.

    February 13, 2012

  • Abhi

    Fantastic event guys ! Well done.

    February 12, 2012

  • Abhi

    Excellent event, well done everyone !


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    February 12, 2012

  • Peter A.

    Great day yesterday, sorry I will not be there to see the great results.
    I discussed Talkback in ICS with several people so hope you will be interested in my blog http://www.bloorresearch.com/bl...­ . I think it is an important start but needs more work. Comments please.

    February 12, 2012

  • James B.

    Thanks guys for a great event. Particulary the blind and partially sighted people. I have blogged my experience here http://blog.jamesbayley.com/201...­

    February 11, 2012

  • angela e.

    Would be really useful for those of us unable to attend if the presentations made were available to all...

    February 11, 2012

  • Ian H.

    hmm that question mark was meant to be a Euro sign!

    February 11, 2012

  • Ian H.

    sorry to hear that Simon :( Tom, I should still be there (black shirt, Ian on my nametag), grab me if you want info from my talk - a ?200k prize fund & some simple design principles. If I've had to leave by the time you get here, ask me on i_h[at]hotmail.com or @ianhamilton_.

    February 11, 2012

  • Simon R.

    I'm not going to make it. My wife was admitted to hospital yesterday.

    February 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    On my way although my hands are freezing! May struggle to code with blocks of ice for hands :)

    February 11, 2012

  • Tom K.

    Hey man, also gonna have to rock up after 2.30. Is there any way I can catch up on the background when I get there?

    February 11, 2012

  • Ashik

    ty!! will attend it :)

    February 11, 2012

  • Kevin

    @Ashik Lots of people will come and go, it is your weekend after all! I'm sure anytime you get to spend will be good.

    February 10, 2012

  • Ashik

    Im sad as I could attnd this meet after 2PM as i have othr issues to attend compulsorily!!

    February 10, 2012

  • Grant K.

    With the snow out there I am booking to go on holiday for some winter sun for a week. I am taking my design patterns book to make sure I am up to par for the next hackathon

    February 5, 2012

  • Noorullah P.

    I would like to attend the event, but a little confused about the timing. Will it start on 9:00 am on February 11th and end 1:00 pm on February 12th?

    January 26, 2012

  • Peter M.

    Kevin can you please sort little agenda for this event, it is mess at the moment ;)

    January 20, 2012

  • Kevin

    Invite your IOs and HTML5 pals as well. This isn't an Android only event we're just going with what we know arranging it here.

    2 · December 15, 2011

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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