ARENA #8 - Accessibility
For this evening, we invited two accessibility champions to share their expertise with us.
First on stage was Marie van Driessche, an interaction designer from VPRO in Amsterdam. Being Deaf herself, she shared first hand experiences interacting with digital products and some tips on how to make these more accessible for everyone.
Our second champion was Ben Carpenter, from Government Digital Service in the UK. He talked about the importance of availability and effectiveness when designing public services. He emphasised that services can never be perfect for everyone, but barriers should be as small as possible, and shared some insights about how they try to overcome these barriers.
In case you missed something or would like to see the presentations of our champions again, we have uploaded them here.
We also had a very buzzing Marketplace! Many thanks to our merchants Eleven Ways, OPEN (Expertise Centre for Accessible Media and Culture), and Kurt from Konekt for bringing some more inspiration to the evening.
To finalise the evening, the Service Design Podcast hosted a Round Table Session. Keep an eye on their website to listen to the episode!