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Kings Building, May Ln, Dublin 7, D07 W310

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Accessibility in UX

According to The World Bank, 1 billion people (15% of the world’s population) experience some form of disability, with almost 595,355 people reported having a disability in Ireland according to the Census 2011, which is equivalent to 13% of the population.

Disabilities can be either temporary or permanent and they are usually grouped in four categories: physical (such as cerebral palsy and amputation), sensory (such as autism, hearing impairment, or blindness), intellectual (such as Down syndrome or Fragile X Syndrome, and mental illness (including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder).

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18:00 - Arrive

18:15 - Food and Drinks

18:45 -Talk about Accessibility in UX by Ruchi Palan

----- Lightning talks -----

19:15 - My OpenIDEO Experience: A Platform to Harness Collaboration for Social Good by Louise Clifford, UX Design Intern from Workday


19:30 - Discussion panel on Accessiblity moderated by David Pollard with guests Talita Hozer and Ruchi

19:50 - Drinks & Network

20:30 - Close


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Dr. Ruchi Palan is an experienced researcher in the field of disability, higher education and employment. Passionate about increasing the visibility and representation of people with disabilities in diversity and inclusion agendas, she works to sensitise employers about disability and empower people with disabilities with relevant employable skills. Some of her engagements include mentoring participants at Hack Access Dublin hackathon, co-facilitating autism awareness training for staff of Rehab group, organising a website-building workshop for teens with intellectual disabilities, developing a mobile application for print-disabled students in India, etc. With a strong belief in putting users at the centre, she leverages her academic knowledge and real-world experience to create meaningful collaborations between people with and without disabilities. Her interests include in a participatory approach, universal design and user-centred design.

Talita Holzer is the CEO and co-founder of the award-winning startup waytoB, with the mission to use technology to help people with intellectual disabilities become more independent. She is from Brazil and graduated from Trinity College with a degree in Engineering with Management. She is interested in using UX Design to create better solutions for everyone - including groups that are usually left out of the design process.

David Pollard has appeared in Forbes for his work on accessibility, diversity, inclusion in business and education. David is a founder of Learning Tech Labs and his previous initiatives include CodED Club at Trinity and Creative Engagers Dublin. He currently works as the Innovation Projects Manager for the Rehab Group and has run workshops at the International Conference of Disability and Rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia.


*Thanks to our Media Partners Learning Labs and #HackAccessDublin

PS: This is an event organised by Ladies that UX Dublin and focused on women in tech, male allies are always welcome and we encourage men to promote or bring a female friend to attend the event.


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