Let’s get serious about accessibility | 14 June 2021 | 1pm

ONLINE EVENT | #TechFest4SocialGood | Part of Digital Leaders Week (14-18 June 2021)

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Lets get serious about accessibility, 14 June 2021, 1pm

Book your place

The above link will re-direct you to the Digital Leaders Week website booking page. Any problems with booking your place, please email marketingteam@wales.coop

Summary

Come join us for this fascinating session where Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) will guide us through what regulations you need to follow, and how. DAC will also be inviting one of its current clients to talk about the major benefits that come with making services easy to use – not only for people with disabilities or impairments, but for everyone.

Audience

This session is aimed at social enterprises, co-operatives, charities, community groups and voluntary organisations and will explore digital solutions, ideas, innovations, and technologies that could help them work more efficiently and increase their impact.

Chair

Portrait of Marc Davies

Marc Davies

Wales Co-operative Centre

Marc has worked in digital engagement since 2001 and on digital programming at the Wales Co-operative Center since 2006. Marc favours a humanistic approach to digital things, believing that to succeed, it is essential to inspire, involve, support and encourage individuals throughout the technology adoption process. Currently, he is on secondment with the commercial team supporting clients to build and establish digital practices.

Speakers

Gavin Evans Headshot

Gavin Evans

Operations Director, Digital Accessibility Centre

Gavin has been working in the field of accessibility for the last 9 years and is a well organised professional person, working with organisations on a global basis to improve the user experience for individuals with disabilities. His focus is ensuring that organisations provide accessible platforms for people with access issues, whether it be internal applications or external facing websites, mobile offerings, Gaming or IPTV user interfaces.

He has an extremely good working knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) and Mobile Web Best Practices (MWBP), with the ability to apply these guidelines in the real world and how this impacts on users with disabilities. Gavin is also a member of International Guild of Accessible Web Designers.

Tech Fest For Social Good 14-18 June 2021

 Other events taking place on Day 1:

Day one inclusion 14th June 2021

Making Wales an exemplar for Digital Inclusion, 14 June 2021, 10am

Meeting the needs of people with disabilities in the digital age, 14th June 2021 3pm

What is Tech for Good?

Tech for Good describes a movement and a community of people who care about harnessing technology to effect positive social impact.

It’s about seeking technological solutions to make things better for people, society and the planet and at the heart of this lies the commitment to putting people first. The number of people and organisations thinking and operating in this space is increasing and the type of the activity they engage in is constantly evolving.

Who are we?

The Wales Co-operative Centre is a not-for-profit co-operative organisation that supports people in Wales to improve their lives and livelihoods.

For more than a decade we’ve been helping people to gain fundamental digital skills so that they can access information, services and jobs. As well as our work on digital inclusion, we are working with the charity and social business sector to help it harness digital technology for social good.

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