What we're about

We are the UK's largest accessibility community, a welcoming and friendly group of people focussed on digital products, digital services and the built environment across the public, private and charitable sectors. Our members are people with lived experiences of disability, accessibility professionals, accessibility researchers, accessibility advocates, user researchers, user experiences professionals, visual designers, content designers, developers, quality assurance testers, policy makers and managers.

Our purpose

• Promote awareness and understanding of digital and built environment accessibility.

• Facilitate sharing of accessibility knowledge through in-person talks and online.

• Provide a safe space for making new friends and networking. Check out our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/London-Accessibility-Meetup/pages/24399231/Code_of_Conduct/).

• Provide a platform and support for people wishing to deliver their first public talk.

If you're looking to learn how to design and build accessible digital products, digital services, built environments, wanting to make a difference to the lives of people with disabilities or are new to the accessibility industry and keen to find out more, we'd love to have you join our group of accessibility allies!

Where else to find us

• Twitter (https://twitter.com/A11yLondon)

• YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDIVL2ytbhD9ZCn8GaEIi_g)

Upcoming events (1)

London Accessibility Meetup #31

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd

GBP 1.50

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. Twitter: https://twitter.com/LucyRuck Web: https://businessdisabilityforum.org.uk/membership/technology-taskforce/ Alex is a Researcher and Accessibility Lead at Methods UK, a digital transformation service provider. Twitter: https://twitter.com/humansdothings Web: https://methods.co.uk Schedule: 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

Past Events

London Accessibility Meetup #30

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd

GBP 1.50

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