Manchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
10:00 AM till 16:00 PM January 18th 2020
Details to be confirmed shortly, please get in touch if you have any questions in the meantime!
Reason for being involved in workshop: Interest and concern in speaker diversity at meetups and conferences I organise, want to help do my bit to improve it.
About Hakim: Technology Training Squirrel at the BBC. Speaker, author, and conference organiser.
Reason for being involved in workshop: At UpFront, we’ve always been keen to increase the diversity and opportunities for speakers and our audience. As my employer, Auto Trader has diversity and inclusion at the heart of what we do
About Dan: Front-end lead at Auto Trader. Co-organiser of UpFront Conf
Reason for being involved in workshop: As a STEM Ambassador and accessibility advocate, I'm keen to see more diversity in the tech industry. Especially to decrease bias in the big data and machine learning that will impact our future. Visibility at meetups and conferences helps to drive ideas and steer careers.
About Emma: Digital Accessibility Monkey at the BBC. Speaker, educator, researcher and event organiser.
Getting to the venue
Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes
tbc, venue will be near Metrolink and bus routes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using mobility devices? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using service animals? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people who are sight impaired? Yes
Is the area around the venue safe and well-lit? Yes
How close is parking to the venue?
Are there costs associated with parking?
Is the parking lot well-lit? No
Is the parking lot gated? No
Is the parking lot guarded? No
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? Yes
What is the process for entering?
Are there steps going into the building or space?
Are there ramps or elevators?
Are elevator buttons of an appropriate height for wheelchair users to reach?
Is there affordable childcare at or near the venue?
Is there a quiet room? No
Is there a nursing room for parents with a newborn? No
Is the venue safe for small children? No
Is the space easily navigable for people using mobility devices or service animals? No
Do chairs in the venue have arms? No
Are food and (non-alcoholic) drinks allowed in the space? No
How many bathrooms (both single and multiple occupancy) are available?
How many wheelchair accessible stalls are there?
How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available?