Girl Code Meetup

On 16 March 2023 we're hosting a Girl Code Meetup at our office in Amsterdam. We'll be talking about inclusive design & accessible web development. Join us!

Inclusive Design & Accessible Web Development

Inclusive design is about designing a website without assumptions and biases. A usable website for all users, not excluding anyone because of their temporary or permanent circumstances: like a disability, impairment, background or education. There are tools available to test your designs, but no tool is able to cover all bases. So, to be an inclusive designer you need greater understanding of all kinds of limitations a user can face on the web. And then as a web developer you have to know how to implement it in your code. An interesting topic, that because of lame reasons like budget, doesn't seem to get enough (or any) attention anywhere where applications are built. Even though time and time again it's proven that attention to accessibility and inclusive design makes a better app for all users, also the ones we assume have no excluding circumstances using your website at all. Tonight we hear and learn from developers who did pay attention.

"As a front-end development agency we want to contribute to a better web and a better world. Starting with our own workplace. We believe that differences make us stronger and we’re committed to creating an open and inclusive culture. That means making sure all our unique perspectives are heard, valued and celebrated. We have a dedicated project team that focusses on diversity, equity and inclusion. Making improvements happen like inclusive leave arrangements, workshops that help create an inclusive and safe work environment and using more inclusive language."


17.45 walk in / dinner (vegetarian options)
18.30 Intro Girl Code by Ineke Scheffers
18.35 Intro De Voorhoede by Vera Dekker-Berghout
18.40 Unmeasurable Accessibility: The Case for Inclusive Design - Darice de Cuba, FE-developer @ Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
19.00 How I created an inclusive story app: A web app built with Next and DatoCMS which transforms old-fashioned stories into inclusive stories depending on the choices of the user - Roos Steigenga, FE-developer @ De Voorhoede
19.20 A creative developer's guide to creating accessible, award winning websites - Cyd Stumpel, Freelance Creative Developer
19.40 Q&A with all speakers back on stage
20.00 - 21.00 drinks, snacks, mingle and Accessibility Kit Try-out by De Voorhoede