Everyone should be able to use technology, right? With one out of five people having some sort of disability, it is crucial that the technology that you’re developing, is accessible.
At this meetup, you’ll improve your skills as a designer or developer and learn how to create inclusive sites, apps, and designs. You’ll be introduced to what digital accessibility actually means and learn why it is important and good for business.
We encourage you to bring your own work and present it to the panel consisting of Social Digital, Stein Erik Skotkjerra, Siteimprove’s Accessibility developers, and visually impaired users, to get their advice on how to make your project accessible. You are – of course – welcome to join without a project as the panel will also bring cases for you to practice on, so come have fun over a beverage and let’s make the web better and more inclusive for all.
- 16:00 Welcome
- 16:15 Introduction to digital accessibility by Stein Erik Skotkjerra
- 16:45 The panel stations open – present your projects, work on cases, and consult with experts and users
- 18:15 Stay for soda/beer/rice milk and talk accessibility and Techfestival with peers and experts
Siteimprove is an international Software-as-a-Service company founded in 2003 in Copenhagen by Morten Ebbesen, who is still CEO of the company today. Siteimprove transforms the way organizations manage their digital presence and delivers digital certainty to more than 5,000 customers worldwide.
At the meetup, you’ll meet Siteimprove’s Accessibility developers, who are experts on how to identify errors and create accessible code.
About Social Digital
Social Digital is the non-profit organization that develops and advises on inclusive IT solutions and user-centered design. At the Meet Up, Social Digital will teach you how to make your design accessible and inclusive for everyone.
About Stein Erik Skotkjerra
Stein Erik is Siteimprove’s Lead Accessibility Strategist and has 15 years of experience as a speaker and consultant within digital accessibility. Stein Erik was born blind and is a leading expert on universal design and user experience for all. At the Meet Up, Stein Erik will provide a quick introduction to digital accessibility and he will be available to answer all questions about the topic.