About

Our focus

Accessibility Scotland’s focus is on providing a friendly, affordable, and informative day focused on digital accessibility and inclusion.

Several delegates sitting at a circular table. David Sloan is leading a conversation on a topic suggested by delegates on the day.
Delegates in discussion with David Sloan at Accessibility Scotland 2017

We run a single-track event, so you don’t have to choose between sessions. And we try for a mix of speakers – new and familiar, on a range of topics all related to accessibility and diversity, inclusive design and development. Our aim is always to ensure that you leave with new ideas, new knowledge, new friends and contacts, and enthusiasm for doing your bit for digital inclusion.

We know that some of the most valuable conference time is between speakers, so we provide plenty of coffee and a decent lunch for all attendees. After the conference, there will usually be some informal ongoing socialising in a nearby coffee shop or pub.

We want to be as welcoming and inclusive to everyone, regardless of situation or needs – so we design the venue, programme and refreshments to be as inclusive as we can. If you have any particular needs, please write to us at hello@accessibility.scot.

Our history

Accessibility Scotland came about as a way to fill an obvious gap – there wasn’t an annual get-together in Scotland that was focused on digital accessibility.

So Kevin, Wojtek, Peter, and Dave started the first conference in 2016, held at Summerhall in Edinburgh’s south side. Things went so well that we decided to do a second conference in 2017, in a new venue near Haymarket Station. Our third outing was in November 2018 in Edinburgh’s EICC (Edinburgh International Conference Centre), where we increased the delegate capacity by 150%. Every year we sold out, and we received enough encouragement that we’re here again planning to do it again in 2019!

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