Part of my role as the Head of Accessibility for the GDS is to speak to different groups about the work we do, and to work with the rest of government to improve our digital public services for all of our users.
The team at Future Insights invited me earlier this year to speak at the long-running Future of Web Design London conference, held at the beginning of March so I could share how we've made GOV.UK and the tools that power it as accessible as possible.
FOWD, as it's more usually known, brings together hundreds of web professionals from different disciplines over three days to talk about where they see the web heading in the future and to inspire others to push the boundaries of what the web can be.
It was an honour to speak to the hundred or so people who came along to my session "This is For Everyone: The Accessible Web of the Future" about the work done by the GDS over the past three years, and where I personally see accessibility heading in the near future.
There were some great questions from the audience after the session and over the rest of the conference, and it was fantastic hearing other speakers reference the work we've done as an inspiration.
Hopefully the conference organisers should post the video from my session online soon for anyone who wasn't able to attend, but they have posted a terrific write up of the conference if you're interested.
If you'd like me to come and speak at an event you're running get in touch and I'll see whether it's possible.