Celebrating Low Vision Awareness Month - FREE EVENT

Edinburgh

Feb

27

Overview

There will be a 20 minute talk on web accessibility with a focus on addressing the challenges faced by individuals with visual impairments and how to create inclusive digital experiences for everyone. 

Our expert speaker will discuss the key principles of accessible web design, demonstrate useful tools, and share practical tips for creating accessible content for people with low vision. We will explore actionable strategies to enhance web accessibility, from key considerations when using a screen reader to optimising content for screen magnification.  Whether you’re a developer, designer, or simply passionate about inclusivity, this session will empower and equip you to make a difference online! Snigdha will be talking at 2:15pm, 2:45pm and 3:15pm.

One of the most effective ways to gain insight into the experiences of users with disabilities is to understand how they interact with digital content. Our empathy workstation we will have four stations to simulate their perspective and the challenges they face. This includes glasses that simulate visual impairments, a demonstration of screen readers for desktop and mobile and an interactive alternative text station. We will also demonstrate different insightful tools and software for understanding the digital experiences of people with low vision.

You can use our simulation tools to experience your own web sites and apps or others that demonstrate best practices. You can also discuss how to create accessible digital experiences and your own current inclusive design challenges with our accessibility experts. Our Empathy Workstation is a great opportunity to deeply understand the challenges faced by people with low vision and the importance of designing accessible digital products.

Don't miss out on this fantastic FREE event and meet other industry professionals, complete with complimentary refreshments. 

Be a part of the movement towards a more inclusive digital world and register now to secure your spot. 

Please note – due to space we need to limit the number of attendees to 30 people and we would request no more than 3 attendees from the same company.

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About Kieran Rooney

Kieran is passionate about everyone having equal access to the web and computing. With a background in mental health, having completed a master's degree in health psychology, and an undergraduate in Psychology, he has knowledge of the effect physical and mental health issues can have on an individual's day to day life. Kieran has extensive face to face research experience. After university, he worked at Scotland’s Association for Mental health and worked first hand with individuals with enduring mental and physical health conditions to support them to live a fulfilling life. He has also recently completed a software development bootcamp which sparked his passion for UX. Outside of work, he is a proud budgie dad and lover of folk and country music. Most of his spare time is spent learning the guitar both independently and with the Glasgow Folk Workshop.

About Snigdha Ramkumar

Snigdha is passionate about human-computer interaction and leveraging technology to make the world a more inclusive place. With a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering and a master’s in cognitive science, Snigdha has a strong foundation in various programming languages, user research, and data analysis. She enjoys learning and apart from practical experience, she has completed courses to improve her knowledge about web accessibility, WCAG criteria, and assistive technology. Her experience as a writer helps her communicate complex ideas and findings effectively, which proves to be helpful when interacting with clients and delivering reports.

About Manasvi Singh

Manasvi is an Accessibility Analyst driven by a keen enthusiasm for digital media. She believes everyone should have access to and enjoy the benefits of the digital world. With a background in quality assurance, technology, and design, she is skilled in thoughtful evaluation, user-focused thinking, and interactive design.

Previously at Deloitte, Manasvi planned and executed comprehensive testing for a variety of digital solutions to ensure a high-quality experience for all users. Transitioning into interaction design, she honed and developed her skills in the web, mobile, and immersive space.

Beyond her work, Manasvi is a passionate creative, finding joy in visual and interactive art projects. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering creating fun graphics for games.

Venue details

User Vision, 55 north castle street, Edinburgh, eh2 3qa

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