Talking user research and designing for deafness at the Cross-Government Accessibility meetup
Alistair Duggin, Posted on: 3 October 2017
Access needs, Accessibility, Community, Content, Design, Testing, User research
GDS Head of Accessibility Alistair Duggin opens the meetup
Earlier this year we held the fourth Cross-Government Accessibility Meetup. It was the biggest event so far, with more than 150 people joining us in Newcastle.
We held the meetup on 18 May, which was also Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Here’s what we talked about:
Approaching accessibility at HMRC
HMRC’s Chris Moore talks about accessibility at the department
Our first speaker was Chris Moore, accessibility champion at HMRC. Chris is both deaf and blind and has previously talked to us about his experiences using technology. Under Chris’s leadership, the HMRC team were recognised in the recent Heroes of Accessibility Awards.
Chris talked about HMRC’s ambition to be an accessible organisation by default. He talked about how he has worked with different disciplines across HMRC, including designers and developers, to raise awareness of accessibility. How he has worked to “get [...]