Accessibility Scotland 2018

One day of talks. Friendly, open discussion about accessibility. An opportunity to network and learn. #a11yScotland is coming back for the third time on the 9th of November in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Tickets on sale now!

  • 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.

  • Barclays Accessibility

    Barclays

    Details to follow.

  • Paul Bepey

    Paul Bepey

    Building end to end accessibility at the BBC.

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

    You!

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

Supported by Barclays

Tickets

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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.