12 – 14 June 2019

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Session type:
Workshop

Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Ed Chandler

User Vision

Gayle Whittaker

User Vision

About this Workshop

In June 2018 the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) updated its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the world’s de-facto technical standard for accessibility. What are these changes and how can you can investigate if you need to change your current digital solutions? This presentation will outline the changes from WCAG 2.1, how to audit your site for compliance, and share examples to illustrate what the technical guidelines actually mean for websites, apps and other digital interfaces.

About the Speakers

Ed Chandler

Ed is a consultant specialising in accessibility and inclusive design for User Vision. He has over 15 years’ experience applying a user-centred design ethos, and is passionate about creating “best in class” experiences for the widest possible audience. Before joining User Vision, Ed was an accessibility and UX specialist at RNIB, working with a wide range of clients to apply accessibility best practice. Key clients worked with include RBS Group, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, Santander, Barclays, VISA Europe, MasterCard, NCR and the British Council.

Ed has a master's in human factors from the University of Nottingham and is a registered member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. He is also a member of several British and international standards groups.

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Gayle Whittaker

Gayle has over 10 years’ experience of designing and delivering user-centred solutions. Prior to joining User Vision, she applied these principles to a variety of high-profile ICT projects within the Scottish Government and undertook web design for an Edinburgh agency.

Gayle is fascinated by how people interact with technology and enjoys helping organisations understand their services from an end user's perspective, working with the business to apply that insight into innovative ways that really add value and are accessible to all. She is also a strong advocate of inclusive design and accessibility standards.

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