#8 – Increasing Accessibility Awareness

Our free digital accessibility meetup with a focus on increasing the awareness of accessibility, and changing perceptions.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 18:30 - 21:00

The Playwright 38, 38 Shakespeare St, Nottingham NG1 4FQ


18:30 - 18:45

Introductory Meet and Mingle

The Accessibility Nottingham team welcomes all visitors. Attendees are encouraged to use this time to mingle with speakers and other attendees who have a shared passion for accessibility.

18:45 - 19:25

Tom Miller, Colour Consideration in Design and Development

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Tom will talk to our attendees through some considerations that developers and designers will need to have when using colours.

He'll be sharing some useful hints and tips for both professions and how they can complement each other's skills to create a good looking digital service using accessible colours. He will also be revealing what it's like to be a developer with colourblindness.

  Tom's Presentation
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19:25 - 19:55

Nana Manitara, User research study

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Poor mental health is one of the most significant issues in England. Irrespective of age, income or background, we all know of someone who has, or have personally experienced mental health challenges ourselves. According to Mind, approximately 1 in 4 adults in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.

Nana was recently asked to undertake user research for Every Mind Matters; a new national platform from Public Health England that “aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing by promoting a range of self-care actions.” The task? To engage with various individuals impacted by mental health conditions on how they would benefit from using the website while also testing its usability. 

Listening to peoples’ stories was sometimes very emotional, however the experience was positive and rewarding for all involved. Although it wasn’t the first time she conducted research with sensitive groups, she has learnt a lot and would like to share her learnings with the community of Accessibility in Nottingham.

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19:55 - 20:20

Food Served

A chance for you to relax, enjoy some complimentary food and drink while you continue to mingle.

20:20 - 21:00

Rob Trent, Life, Accessibility and Art

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Rob Trent is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of disability awareness tool AccessAdvisr. He'll be taking us through the story of his life, how he found a way to express his artistic talent, and how AccessAdvisr came to fruition.

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21:00 - 22:00

Networking and Drinks

Visitors are welcomed to network with the Accessibility Nottingham team, and guests, and discuss more about the things that were mentioned in today’s event. Visitors are welcomed to stay for a drink.