Accessibility – Sharing knowledge between organisations

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Using Skyscanner and Scottish Enterprise brand colour palette to show the same visual explanation to a11y being used for short for accessibility
Accessibility can be written as a11y for short — 11 is the number of letters between the first and last letters

Heather Hepburn is the Accessibility Lead for Skyscanner and has been running their accessibility programme for just over a year.

Stéphanie Krus works as a Service Designer and is a member of the ‘Disability Positive’ group at Scottish Enterprise.

We ‘met’ virtually in October 2020 after a talk at the UCD Gathering from Heather Hepburn (Skyscanner) and Adi Latif (AbilityNet): “Digital Accessibility – How to get your organisation on the right track” 

Screenshot of a slide presenting Heather and Adi at the start of the talk
Slide from the talk during the UCD Gathering conference

We realised we had a lot we could share regarding how we address and improve accessibility in our organisations.  So we planned a knowledge sharing session which was held online on 27 January 2021 with about 20 people.

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About Stephanie Krus

I'm a service designer and started at Scottish Enterprise in May 2019.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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Thursday, May 21 2020, marks the ninth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

The Digital team celebrated the day with a session opened to all the Scottish Enterprise staff.

bright yellow background and text stating: Global Accessibility Awareness Day - Thursday 21 May 2020 Scottish Enterprise
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About Stephanie Krus

I'm a service designer and started at Scottish Enterprise in May 2019.

Making our social media communications accessible

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To reach our audience, we need to do better to make sure everyone can access our posts on social media. We are planning to raise awareness within Scottish Enterprise of what needs to be done so that our communications are accessible.

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Photo by Rami Al-zayat on Unsplash
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About Stephanie Krus

I'm a service designer and started at Scottish Enterprise in May 2019.