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Hands-on with digital accessibility

This event took place on 19th April 2023
Hosted by Softwire Manchester

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Hands-on with Digital Accessability Key Takeaways

Tom Ward

We’re delighted to announce an after-work coding and social event for software developers with pizza, beer and soft drinks, hosted by Softwire Manchester.

What’s the event about?

For a software developer, it can be hard to understand what it means to create accessible apps and websites. While the official guidelines are an invaluable resource, their technology-agnostic approach means the advice isn’t always that ‘accessible’. For example: WCAG 2.1 says “More than one way is available to locate a Web page within a set of Web pages except where the Web Page is the result of, or a step in, a process.”

Join us at Softwire Manchester to hear our Tech Principal, Jonathan Price, explore real-world digital accessibility fixes and improvements. Then have an opportunity to practice your own accessibility skills in Jonathan’s programming activity, and chat with other developers to share your tips and experiences.

Jonathan Price

Tech Principal

As tech lead at Softwire, I’m responsible for managing client projects and thinking about the technical impacts of the work we do, including exploring the accessibility aspects that impact users.


  • 17:45 – Arrival and welcome with drinks and snacks
  • 18:30 – Intro talk about accessibility from Jonathan Price
  • 19:00 – Programming activity: Jon has built an *inaccessible* website for you to fix (please bring a laptop)
  • 19:30 – Pizza & drinks
  • 20:00 – Group chat and socialising
  • 21:00 – Event end

Please note: Attendees must bring their own laptop and charger. Wi-fi access, desks and power will be provided onsite.


Tickets for this software developer event are free. Reserve your ticket now on Eventbrite.

If you need more information, please contact Farooq Ansari, Business Development Manager at Softwire: [email protected] or 0161 537 1700