Accessibility Scotland 2019

One day of talks. Friendly, open discussion about accessibility. An opportunity to network and learn. #a11yScotland coming back for the fourth time on the 25th of October 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

“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

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!?

Accessibility and improved User Experience for all

At Accessibility Scotland 2018 Curt Holst talked about how traditionally accessibility is considered a component of usability focusing on people with disabilities but is often not seen as a powerful opportunity to innovate.

Building upon the work of The Paciello Group and Microsoft, Curt talks about how Barclays uses Inclusive Design to support its aim of becoming the most inclusive bank in the world.