Join us for the first Accessible Bristol event on 28th November 2012. Tickets are free!
Whether you’re a designer or developer, practitioner or manager, student or professional,
want to ask questions or share your knowledge, you're welcome to join us for drinks, finger food and networking.
We're delighted to welcome three speakers with widely different perspectives on technology and accessibility:
Léonie Watson - Digital inclusion: Reasons, challenges and actions
Léonie Watson is Director of Accessibility at Nomensa, and Chair of Accessible Bristol. She regularly contributes to the development of international accessibility guidelines and standards. Amongst other things, she is a member of the W3C HTML5 working group and HTML Accessibility Taskforce, a member of the international committee that produced ISO 14289-1 PDF Universal Accessibility, and a co-author of British Standard 8878 Web Accessibility Code of Practice.
When she's not doing any of that, Léonie blogs at tink.co.uk, and enjoys cooking for friends, geting lost in a good book, and drinking tequila (although not always in that order).
Joshua Marshall - Government for all
Joshua Marshall is a London-based web developer who works for the Government Digital Service as Accessibility Lead on GOV.UK, the official website of the UK government.
No pressure then.
In his spare time Joshua bakes bread, curates a pretentious photo-blog at hellojoshua.com, really means to blog more at pixeljuicer.com, plays the guitar, likes basset hounds, and has a lot more tattoos than you'd really expect from a civil servant.
Tim Taylor - Getting accessibility right in a large organisation
Tim Taylor is a Manager in the Lloyds Banking Group Diversity & Inclusion team. He has a wealth of HR and diversity expertise covering disability, age, race, religion and recruitment. He has a strong interest in disability and aspiration. He has introduced a career development programme for disabled managers in Lloyds, led research into the career aspirations of disabled graduates and led the Group’s sponsorship of the Radiate Network.
Tim is married and has two daughters. He is a member of St Paul’s Church in Weston, a Councillor on Weston Super Mare Town Council and a lifelong Mansfield Town supporter.
Lord Mayors Reception Room, The Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR.
Places are limited so Register for the Accessible Bristol launch, and let us know you're coming.