London Accessibility Meetup #31

Accessibility London
Accessibility London
Public group

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd

33 Holborn, London · EC1N 2HT

How to find us

The large glass fronted building overlooking Holborn Circus

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Hey A11y Allies. We have two more great talks lined up for November. Join us as we welcome Lucy Ruck (Business Disability Forum) and Alex Cleator (Methods UK).

Talk 1: Why is accessibility so difficult, shouldn’t it just be easier? (Lucy Ruck - Taskforce Manager at Business Disability Forum)

Lucy will provide you with a brief introduction to the work of Business Disability Forum and will go into a little more detail around the work of the Technology Taskforce, including their world renowned Accessibility Maturity Model (AMM) and Accessible Technology Charter. She will also share with you where you can access this free information and many other useful resources.

Talk 2: A "how-to" guide for inclusive behavioural research (Alex Cleator - Researcher and Accessibility Lead at Methods UK)

Alex will take you through different behavioural research approaches and how to include people with varying impairments or conditions. She will also cover how you can encourage your colleagues to support this in your work through case studies and examples from her time with both Scope UK and Methods UK.

Our Speakers:

Lucy joined Business Disability Forum in 2014. Since joining the organisation, she has been responsible for developing the resources available as part of the Technology Taskforce’s toolkit of information. This includes a large selection of Best Practice Guides and Case Studies, about how our Members and Partners have become more Disability Smart by using technology. In 2018 Lucy also took responsibility for the Customer Taskforce and the Northern England Network, bringing her expertise and energy to these groups. Lucy has previous experience of working within the private, public and 3rd sector organisations, predominantly within their ICT departments. Her background knowledge brings an excellent mix of technical understanding, with communication and customer service skills. Whilst working at a Local Authority, Lucy was also the Chair of the Staff Disability Network. In 2015 she supported Scope with their DDA 20 campaign and was involved in a short film that they made, marking the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act. Lucy is a Lifetime member of the Limbless Association sits on their board of directors as a trustee.


Alex is a Researcher and Accessibility Lead at Methods UK, a digital transformation service provider.



6:00: Registration opens, networking, drinks and pizza

6:50: Welcome and introductions

7:00: Talk 1: Why is accessibility so difficult, shouldn’t it just be easier? (Lucy Ruck)

7:45: Break

8:15: Talk 2: Accessibility considerations for user research (Alex Cleator)

9:00: Close - join us for networking in a local pub