The Ghent Inclusive Design Meetup is about bringing together like-minded digital professionals in a casual setting of sharing, learning and enjoying a beer or soda.
In twenty-minute sessions, three community members or industry experts will share a story, idea or something cool they've made. There are no rules, but here are some topics we like to talk about, so you get an idea:
• Inspiring stories and first-hand experiences • Inclusive UX/UI Design (Web, Mobile, Voice, AR/VR etc.) • User research with people with a disability • Workflows, best practices and methodologies • Accessible design systems, front-end frameworks and other tools • Up-to-date info on guidelines, legislation and compliance goals • Building an accessibility culture in your organization
We strive to bring you a healthy mix of design, technical and inspirational talks.
The GID Meetup is for everyone:
• UX/UI designers, strategists & researchers • Product & service designers • Web & app developers • Community managers & online marketeers • Product owners & project managers • Everyone else interested (or involved) in Accessibility and/or Digital Equality.
This is the schedule for the evening (subject to change).
17.30: Doors open / Food & drinks 🍕🍻
18.30: Short introduction by Laurens (Bothrs) and Roel (Eleven Ways)
18.40: Talk 1 — ‘Six ways to make your website more accessible today’ by Hidde de Vries (Web Accessibility Specialist at W3C)
19:00: Talk 2 — ‘Inclusive Design at the heart of the design and development process’ by Marc Walraven (Digital Accessibility Coordinator at VRT)
19:20: Talk 3 — ‘Putting voice first when creating the digital experiences of tomorrow’ by Gil & Stef Nimmegeers (Founders at Bothrs)
19:40: Talk 4 — ‘Truly including everyone when captioning media’ by Johan Verstraete (Inclusive Experience Designer & Researcher at Thinklusive)
20.00: Q&A session with all speakers
20.30: Drinks & networking 🍸
This event is proudly sponsored by Bothrs (Experience Design Studio) and Eleven Ways (Digital Accessibility Lab).