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Welcome to Future Female meetup: Aspects of Accessibility on Thu 24.10.2019
We heard about diversity and inclusion at the workplaces in August. This meetup takes a step further. Inclusion is much more than a gender or age issue. Every single one of us can be temporarily impaired, and some of us more permanently. Loss of eyesight, hearing, mobility or cognitive skills require a whole new approach to digital services. Both for those who design and develop them as well as for those who are not part of the “majority” of the population. As a matter of fact, 1.5 million Finns are somewhat impaired when digital services are concerned.
The European directive and Finnish national legislation require that public sector operators as well as companies in insurance, finance, water, energy, mailing services and transportation provide their digital services for all. The Finnish act on offering digital services (Laki digitaalisten palvelujen tarjoamisesta (306/2019)) states that everyone has the right to conduct their business digitally. The recently approved EU directive 2019/882 on the accessibility requirements for products and services expands the scope even further, e.g. to e-commerce. A whole new range of tasks are ahead of us. Let’s get started!
Join Future Female, SanomaPro and Avaava as we open up the different aspects of Accessibility at our meetup in October 24th.
Agenda for the evening:
17:00-17:45 Registration and mingling
17:45 Welcoming words by Future Female
17:55 Introduction to digital accessibility / Erja Lohikoski, Avaava
18:05 Design for All! Accessibility and inclusivity in practice / Azra Tayyebi and Elina Jokisuu, Avaava
18:35 Sanoma Pro’s publishing business. Why and how digital accessibility has been taken on the agenda? / Kaisu Kiiskilä, Marja Silenti and Xueli Jin
18:55 What if your everyday life would be different? Avaava will guide you to another world. Participants will be divided into five groups, each allocated their own tasks. One change is possible given the allocated time.
Back to the future – Gain 20 years with Ageman® suit
Now you see it, now you don’t – See how the world looks through simulation glasses.
Hands off! Or at least your dominating one. Experiment on digital services without touching the mouse.
How does your website communicate with a blind person? Screen reader demo.
19:45 Share your learnings! What will you take with you and what will be the first thing you plan to fix at your workplace?
20:15 Closing words by SanomaPro & Future Female
20:25 Let’s mingle!
21:00 End of meetup
Where: Sanoma-talo, Töölönlahdenkatu 2, Helsinki
Be fast: There are only 60 seats available for this event and spots will be filled on a first come first served basis.
Tickets are free of charge. If you register but your plans change, please cancel your ticket in advance so we can offer your seat to people on the waiting list.
Please note that we will charge €20 as a no-show-fee if you don’t cancel your ticket 24 hours before the event.