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.

Exclusive Design Principles

At Accessibility Scotland 2018, Vasilis van Gemert described how he flipped the Paciello Group Inclusive Design Principles and turned them into a set of Exclusive Design Principles. Instead of designing exclusively for ourselves, he started to design tailor-made solutions for – and together with – people with disabilities. In this talk, Vasilis will show you the results of these experiments, and share all the insights he gained during his research.

Building end to end accessibility at the BBC

At Accessibility Scotland 2018 Paul Bepey described how the BBC have built an inclusive accessibility model across its backstage systems. This includes building accessibility in Procurement, Recruitment through to building inclusive design and BBC staff work producing content.
Paul talked about the journey the BBC has taken to get here and things they have learned along the way.

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.