Smart Cookies is a quarterly event run by CookiesHQ (https://www.cookieshq.co.uk/), a technical agency that turns ideas into digital products.
This meetup is for all the smart cookies who are involved in the creative and digital industries and who are passionate about design, development and marketing. Each meetup will feature either three speakers or a panel, and discussion will centre around a theme related to bringing a digital product to market.
We bring people together to collaborate through combined knowledge. Smart Cookies is an inclusive event that promotes collaboration between disciplines so we can devise better solutions for all aspects of the creative process.
Whether you're a tech professional, an entrepreneur, freelancer or student, there will be something for you. It's a great opportunity to meet new people, make connections and join a community of smart cookies.
Come along and be inspired or - if you’d like to share your own experiences - why not contact us about becoming a speaker?
What is accessibility? Why is it important when building new products? How can it affect your business?
In an age where technical products are penetrating most areas of our lives, it is as important as ever to make sure that they are accessible for all. Indeed, technical products have the power to open up communities and link individuals to modern society, however, they can also leave people feeling isolated and left behind.
We traditionally think of accessibility as being an issue for developers and designers. We will show how in fact accessibility is a concern for the whole team such as management, marketing and your bottom line.
We will open with a talk by Romaric Pascal, front-end developer at CookiesHQ. The talk will give an overview of what accessibility means for web development and present how it involves the whole team, from developers to stakeholders, through project managers, designers, content creators, testers... It'll give specific examples of what to look for each of those domains to help start improving their site or app accessibility right away.
We will then host a panel of experts including:
- Romaric Pascal, front-end developer at CookiesHQ (https://www.cookieshq.co.uk/posts/author/romaric)
- William Britton, founder and CEO at AutonoMe (https://www.autono.me.uk/)
- Jon Gibbins, digital accessibility consultant (https://twitter.com/dotjay)
- Justine Pocock, head of design at Code Enigma (https://www.codeenigma.com/)
Food and drinks will be provided.
Are you a student? Get your ticket for FREE by contacting us.
This event is part of the Bristol Technology Festival.