August Meetup – Strategies for accessible and inclusive design with IBM iX

Date: Thursday 15 August, 6.30pm – 9pm
Location: IBM Southbank 76/78 Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PZ


6.30 – 7.00: Arrival, registration and refreshments

7.05 – 7.20 Why accessibility is important and how to convince your organisation
Rocío Calvo Martín, Senior UX Researcher and Accessibility specialist at Aviva

7.20 – 7.35 Building the most accessible and inclusive FTSE company: the Barclays playbook 
David Caldwell, Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant at Barclays

7.35 – 7.50 5 rules for delivering more accessible projects, and 5 more you might want to avoid.
Joshua Marshall, Freelance Digital Accessibility Specialist

7.50 – 8.05
Luis Delgado, Agile Project Delivery Manager at IBM iX

8.05 – 8.15: Q&A

8.15 – 9.00: Drinks, pizza and networking

To attend, please book your place via eventbrite:


Rocío Calvo Martín

Rocío Calvo Martín is a Senior UX Researcher at Aviva. Her PhD research looked at how to improve chat interaction for people with disabilities, and older adults. She is certified by IAAP as a web accessibility specialist and CPACC. Prior to Aviva, she was an accessibility and usability consultant at AbilityNet.

Rocío will explain why accessibility is important and will give practical insights and tips on how to bring accessibility to the forefront of your organisation’s agenda.

David Caldwell

David Caldwell joined Barclays in 2011. He supports product teams to deliver accessible and inclusive experiences, and also leads the training and development of colleagues in accessibility and inclusive design. He also runs Barclays’ accessibility outreach programme, supporting community projects such as London Accessibility Meetup. Outside of his day job, David is an Ambassador for PurpleSpace, the world’s only professional development network for disabled people, network leaders and disability agenda allies.

With an ambition to become the most accessible and inclusive FTSE company, Barclays has given itself a challenging brief – to define and embed a culture of accessibility that goes beyond the basics and ensures that products and services work for everyone, every time. In this talk, we’ll discover the why and the how of this ambition and learn about the approach being taken by Barclays to move the accessibility agenda forward.

Joshua Marshall

Joshua Marshall is a London-based freelance digital accessibility specialist.  A founding member of the Government Digital Service, he was previously responsible for evangelising and delivering accessibility across the GDS digital transformation programme, including the award-winning GOV.UK website. He now works for companies large and small to further their accessibility efforts and to promote good inclusive design and development.

During his talk, Joshua will reveal the rules he puts in place, or looks for, when working with teams to create the most accessible work possible. He will also share the things he has gotten wrong that you will want to avoid on your own projects.

To attend, please book your place via eventbrite:

With thanks to IBM iX for their support and for hosting our meetup.

Mobile UX London Conference: 21 November 2019

November UX Conference

On 21 November, we will be holding our annual conference, exploring the evolution of and future of UX Design.

Mobile UX London Conference

This year’s conference themes include:

Throughout the day there will be over 15 talks, 4 masterclasses and 6 workshops to choose from.

Use discount code MEETUP15 for a 15% off discount.

Early bird tickets are only available until 20 September.

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