NEW DATE TBC – Talk (in-person & online): Accessibility doesn’t have to be hard

SWUX - South West User Experience

NEW DATE TBC – Talk (in-person & online): Accessibility doesn’t have to be hard

by SWUX - South West User Experience
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**An in-person & online Talk from: Andrew Hick, Senior Accessibility Specialist at the GDS (Government Digital Service).**
This talk will bust a few myths around accessibility and simplify the process of carrying out an audit, to help eliminate common issues and gain the most valuable insight from disabled users.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines can be hard to interpret, and test methodologies often go through each criterion one by one. The talk will illustrate how an audit can be made easier by testing the most important things first and combining similar tests.

We’ll then look at a few tips to set your sites off on an accessible path, as well as suggesting some resources and people to follow.

Time permitting, we will do an interactive audit or two, so bring along your own website if you’re happy for us to test it together. No naming and shaming (almost every site has issues), just an opportunity to demonstrate an audit.

**Speaker Bio:** Andrew is a senior accessibility specialist at the Government Digital Service in Bristol. With a background in software testing across the public and private sectors, he is passionate about making websites work for everyone. He exists in website form at [www.andrewhick.com](https://www.andrewhick.com/).

Andrew is part of the accessibility monitoring team at GDS, testing public websites and apps against the accessibility regulations, and raising awareness of web accessibility. He previously tested environmental services at Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs).

When his baby daughter is asleep, he likes drawing, cross stitch and retro video games, and once made one about his cat.

**Event Hosting from** [Real Time Consultants](https://www.realtimeconsultants.co.uk) – a Niche Recruitment agency who specialise in supporting businesses and individuals find the right fit for them! We specialise in UI/UX placements as well as other specialist tech verticals. They’re kindly hosting and providing pizza & drinks.

To register for this event please visit the following URL: https://www.meetup.com/swux-meetup-com/events/287866004/ →

 

Date And Time

2022-10-11 @ 07:00 PM to
2022-10-11 @ 09:00 PM
 

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