Accessibility Scotland 2018

One day of talks. Friendly, open discussion about accessibility. An opportunity to network and learn. #a11yScotland came back for the third time on the 9th of November in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).

  • Hampus smiles at the camera whilst holding two fingers up in a peace gesture

    Hampus Sethfors

    Have you tried to dab some coconut oil on your spine?

  • High contrast black and white portrait of Vasilis. He is smiling with his eyes.

    Vasilis Van Gemert

    Exclusive Design Principles.

  • Heather is smiling at the camera. She is standing in front of a public bar, and is wearing a stylish black and white blouse with a star pattern.

    Heather Burns

    So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, adieu: what Brexit means for accessibility and you and you and you.

  • Phil Day

    Phil Day

    Accessibility of self-service technology = Accessibility for anyone, anywhere, anytime.

  • Candid photograph of Paul being filmed whilst giving a presentation. He is seated and is speaking into a microphone

    Paul Bepey

    Building end to end accessibility at the BBC.

  • Kurt smiling at the camera

    Curt Holst

    Accessibility and improved User Experience for all

  • Stylised illustration of lots of people of various ethnic backgrounds looking at the viewer


    Not quite a full unconference but a space where you can discuss the topics you are interested in.

“Top quality talks on a variety of topics – a fantastic experience I’m still learning from weeks later.”

“Eye-opening, provoking, affirming.”

“Accessibility Scotland rocks!”

Supported by Barclays

Why Inclusive Design is like cooking curry

At Accessibility Scotland 2017 Heydon Pickering talked about how cooking a good curry is superficially complex, and quite time consuming.
There are a lot of ingredients and steps to remember. But once you’ve learned a few core principles, you start turning out a lot less flavorless gloop.

Accessible everyone

At Accessibility Scotland 2017, Michael Crabb explained that when we are designing services with accessibility in mind there are so many different things that we need to think about. Like, who benefits from an accessible system, what sort of challenges do we as developers and designers need to overcome, and… what is meant accessibility in the first place!?

Euans’ Guide

At Accessibility Scotland 2017, Kiki MacDonald and Paul Ralph talked about the journey of building the disabled access review website, Euans’ Guide. They talked about  some of the challenges and opportunities that digital accessibility had brought.

Accessibility and possibility

At Accessibility Scotland 2017, Graham Pullin discussed how accessibility is often, is usually, framed in terms of removing barriers and solving problems. And in the light of so much exclusion, this is of course a valid and important perspective. Yet there are other frames of mind in which to engage with inclusion, more open-ended, more open-minded. Graham introduces examples of exploratory projects such as Social Sewing and the Inclusive Fashion and Design Collective, that open up new possibilities for access, to services and to each other.