Design isn’t what you think & Accessibility 101

Design isn’t what you think & Accessibility 101

For our February meetup, we have talks focusing on design and accessibility.
Janice Tye will be looking at why Design isn’t what you think and Stuart Nelson will be talking about Accessibility 101

1. Design isn’t what you think
– Janice Tye

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Janice will be exploring what Design is and isnโ€™t about and enable us as web designers and builders to consider our roles and responsibilities.

About Janice

Janice Tye has been a professional designer since 1978 with past experience in publishing, advertising and teaching Design and Technology to A level standard.

Business owner since 1997. Has worked with WordPress for about 12 years and involved with the WordPress Community as an organiser for Bristol WordPress People, co lead for WordCamp Bristol 2017 and lead for WordCamp Bristol 2019.

@123design / www.123design.co.uk

2. Accessibility 101
– Stuart Nelson

Skill level: Beginner, intermediate

Stuart will give an overview of what web accessibility is, how it can be measured and some simple tips about improving the accessibility of your website.

About Stuart

Originally from Yorkshire I moved down to Bath in 2010. I’m a self taught developer and have been working professionally for about 5 years.
I started out creating WordPress websites. I’m a lover of accessibility, Sass, JavaScript, & cricket. My current job is as the Frontend Engineer at Studee (https://studee.com) where I’m in charge of all things frontend. We have a simple bespoke setup for our site that has minimal dependencies allowing us to have full control over our site.

@stuartjnelson /ย www.northernbadger.co.uk

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๐Ÿด We provide a free healthy buffet with a wide range of dietary requirements (veggie, vegan, gluten-free and lactose free) thanks to our generous sponsors, 34SP.com and Atomic Smash.

๐Ÿป There is a well-stocked and licensed bar at the venue, so please feel free to buy a drink to enjoy at our event. If you would like water, think of the environment ๐ŸŒ and bring a bottle ๐Ÿ™‚

Located in the heart of Bristol, just on the edge of Bristol Bridge, our venue Runway East is easy to get to.

๐Ÿš‚ From Bristol Temple Meads it is a 10 minute (flat!) walk

๐Ÿš˜ For cars, there are pay and display spaces outside the venue on Redcliff Street at a cost of around ยฃ3 for the evening. Alternatively there is an NCP on Queen Charlotte Street (five minute walk) costing a fixed ยฃ4.50 for the evening (5pm – 2am).

๐Ÿšฒ For bikes, there are plenty of bike stands just across the road on the other side of Victoria Street.

โŒšPlease arrive from 6.30pm. You will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who will give you your name badge and get settled in. Talks start around 7pm.

After the first talk we take a break and then have our second talk. The talks usually finish around 9.15pm (ish) and we aim to leave by 9.45pm (ish).

*If you find you can no longer make this meeting please do change your RSVP. As we provide food for these events it is helpful to know what number to cater for and to ensure that the waitlist is kept short. Thanks.


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