We are delighted to announce that Robert van Tol will be joining us for Tech on Toast this November!
Get a free breakfast, hear some of Nottingham's brightest share their ideas and projects and socialise with the other members of the local tech community, all before you start your day.
Tech on Toast is free and there are no tickets required.
We'll be serving a range of breakfast options in a relaxed environment and all are welcome, regardless of technical background.
Get a free desk for the Day
Our venue, Accelerate Places, is offering free desk spaces to Tech on Toast guests! They are available from 9am to 5pm for the whole day following Tech on Toast.
Avoiding the trap of digital privilege - Designing digital services for everyone
by Robert van Tol
Designing is quite hard. Designing for people with low digital skills is harder. Think to yourself: What if my mum had to use this? Without you helping.
Although we have collectively gone through a revolution in digital abilities, there are still many in the sloooooow digital lane. It can be hard to empathise with them. Hard to imagine how they can get by without all of our gadgets.
Many organisations have to include them because they can still make money from them, or they need to serve them, or they are just citizens and cannot be digitally eradicated just because they don't have the skills, training, or wealth to be geared up to our beautiful digital world.
So we'll take a look how passing the Government Digital Service assessment ensured we took account of the needs of 'assisted' digital and non-digital users in their digital first services, so that even your mum could use it. (Terms and conditions apply: Some mum's are digitally ace. It might be just mine.)
Robert [www.robvantol.net] is a digital consultant and user experience designer with a interest in how people, with all their messiness, interact with organisations, with all their desire for ordered processes and neat software. Robert is also a practising psychotherapist. He combines his interest in helping people on a personal level with his interest in helping people through complex experiences.
WIN FREE JETBRAINS SOFTWARE AT TECH ON TOAST
This month at Tech On Toast we'll be giving away a 1 year subscription to a JetBrains product of your choice, including Resharper, IntelliJ and PHPStorm. Attend and tweet on the #TechOnToast hashtag to be in with a chance of winning!