The next NUX Liverpool event will be about Using Assistive Technology with Chris Bush
This NUX Liverpool meet-up is kindly sponsored by Uniform.
The next NUX Liverpool event is taking place on Thursday 5th October at Uniform’s Liverpool Office, Third Floor, Link 19, 9-19 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4DN
Join us from 6:00pm for drinks, pizza and networking. Talks start at 6:30pm.
Using Assistive Technology
with Chris Bush
According to the Office for National Statistics, there are over 10 million disabled people in the UK, representing around 15% of the population. More than ever before, the need to deliver inclusive, accessible digital products and services constitutes both a moral and a commercial imperative.
Accessible products ensure that people with disabilities – whether they are cognitive, physical, visual or auditory – can interact with, navigate and contribute to the web. Molly will begin the workshop by talking openly about her experience with Usher Syndrome and sharing her views on how technology can be better designed and configured to improve digital experiences for everyone and not just those with an impairment.
Chris from Sigma, will then guide you through the various challenges and obstacles that commonly prevent impaired users from engaging with digital products or services and teach you how to use some of the most popular assistive technologies on your portable devices (iOS/Android). We’ll demo and give you a chance to try using screen readers and screen magnification tools, vision impairment glasses and mobility gloves.
After this workshop, you’ll have a better understanding of the challenges users of assistive technologies encounter and learn the basic principles that will help you evaluate your own digital products to ensure you are providing the best, most inclusive experience for all your users.
About the Speaker
Chris has over 15 years’ experience in interaction design, usability and accessibility. He counts himself lucky to have worked on many successful high profile projects, across a wide variety of sectors and technologies, for both national and global brands including National Geographic, BBC Canada, InterContinental Hotels Group, Citizens Advice and AstraZeneca.
Chris is a certified HCI usability analyst, a UX evangelist and a member of Northern UX group, UXmentors.co.uk, WaSP ILG, and WaSP Interact – part of the global web standards project. Chris leads the Experience Design team at Sigma, a Swedish IT consulting organisation with 3000 people across 11 countries. He leads the group’s centre of excellence for experience design.
|6:00 – 6:30||Networking and refreshments|
|6:30 – 7:30||Chris’s talk|
|7:30 – 9:00||Open discussion and networking (with more refreshments)|
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