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Designing digital services for all – inclusion, accessibility & user experience

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We’re really excited to confirm our new Tech4Good home for Brighton at 68 Middle Street, generously provided by Clearleft, Brighton’s leading design and innovation agency.

This session will explore how to put the user at the heart of designing digital solutions, and particularly through the lens of limited budgets and maximising impact of your organisation.

- Our guest speakers will talk digital inclusion, accessibility, user experience & user-testing, looking at case studies and hands-on practical approaches.

- We'd also love to hear about your own experience/challenges/offers…maybe you've got a great example of user-testing from a local project? Or you might need some help redesigning your website to make it fully accessible? Feel free to get in touch beforehand if there's something you know you already want to share...

- There’ll also be space to network, promote any Tech4Good activities happening locally and share any other needs/offers.

- After the session, we’ll head across to The Hop Poles Pub for more techie/goodie matchmaking!

6.00 - Networking & drinks
6.30 - Welcome & intros
6.45 - Talks:
- ‘Mind the digital gap’ – Rich Denyer-Bewick, Operations Director, Citizens Online
- ‘Intro to human-centred design’ – Richard Rutter, Managing Director, Clearleft
- ‘Principles to digital accessibility’ – Mark Walker, Head of Comms & Adi Latif, Digital Accessibility Expert, AbilityNet
7.45 – Community Shout-outs, Needs/Offers & Networking
8.15 – Next Tech for Good events
8.30 - Go to the pub!

Look forward to seeing you!

PLEASE do share the meet-up with your networks of charity, voluntary and social impact organisations.

Guest speakers confirmed so far:
Rich Denyer-Bewick
Operations Director / Digital Inclusion Champion, Citizens Online

Rich leads Citizens Online successful Big Lottery–funded digital inclusion projects in Gwynedd, Plymouth, the Highlands, and Brighton & Hove. A keen tech and systems change advocate, he has first-hand experience of client-side digital inclusion and transformation projects. Rich will talk about what barriers vulnerable groups face when accessing online services and how inclusion should be at the heart of any design process.

Richard Rutter
Founder & Managing Director / UX Champion, Clearleft

Richard is a UX expert who has put human-centred design at the heart of the Clearfet philosophy. At Clearleft, his work has included redefining the digital strategy for Theirworld, a global charity campaign, designing a radical new location-based search for Gumtree and currently redesigning Brighton & Hove City Council’s website. Richard will talk about practical approaches to human-centred design.

Mark Walker & Adi Latif
Head of Communications & Marketing / Digital Accessibility Champion, AbilityNet
Mark oversees all things communications and marketing at AbilityNet, a charity that helps disabled people use technology, where he also runs the Tech4Good Awards. In the past 25 years he has developed a number of projects that have shaped the way that digital technologies are used for social (and digital) inclusion. He'll be joined by Adi who is a digital accessibility consultant and they will talk about principles of digital accessibility and user-testing.