This group is for web practitioners and other professionals who are interested in inclusive research and design practices. This includes accessible web design and development, user research that involves people with disabilities in a holistic, integrated fashion as well as compliance with web accessibility content guidelines such as the W3C's WCAG 1.0 and 2.0. Many of us work alone in large organisations, as independent consultants or in small businesses with just one or two other colleagues in similar roles. This meet-up intends to make it easier for us to meet, network and exchange ideas. If you're interested in accessibility & inclusive design then we want you in this group. We meet monthly, usually on the last Saturday of every month and we alternate. We do presentations and tech talks on one month or we may just do social events.
Join us on Thursday, May[masked] and mark the eighth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.
The target audience of GAAD is the design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund and influence technology and its use. While people may be interested in the topic of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, the reality is that they often do not know how or where to start. Awareness comes first.