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* LocalDigital Takeover
*A practical guide to making your website accessible for everyone
Supporting Communities with Digital Skills during Covid – Digital Brighton & Hove
* How to create effective data-driven comms to communicate COVID-19

LocalDigital Office (MHCLG) Takeover

Keynote from Paul Maltby, Chief Digital Officer at MHCLG
LocalDigital Update from May-N Leow, Head of the Local Digital Collaboration Unit at MHCLG

Local Digital lightning talks

Hear from a selection of our Local Digital C-19 Challenge and Local Digital funded projects:

* Inclusive digital place based engagement (C-19 Challenge)
* Improving data exchange with VCS (C-19 Challenge)
* Data standards for a scalable approach to vulnerability (C-19 Challenge)
* Cross-Council code sharing for better websites: LocalGovDrupal (Local Digital Fund)
* Back Office Planning System (Local Digital Fund)

 

 

 

A practical guide to making your website accessible for everyone
Alex Jackson, Head of GovPress & Calum Ryan, Accessibility Lead, dxw

The much talked about accessibility regulations now cover all public sector websites throughout the UK. There are plenty of sites that aren’t up to scratch yet.

The drive to make your website accessible shouldn’t be driven by regulations. All websites should be useful and usable for everyone who needs them. Now more than ever. The Accessibility Guidelines offer a great opportunity to think about how you’re presenting your content.

This isn’t just about people who might need to use screen readers. Pretty much everyone is short of time and wants quick and easy access to services. How many times have you had to download a PDF on your phone and struggled to read the content half a line at a time?

We’ll equip you with the arguments you need to push back against the use of PDFs, and those requests for ‘sleek’ homepages with huge hero images and carousels. We’ll cover:

* how to structure content on a page
* use of imagery and alt text
* PDFs
* tables
* video
* language including abbreviations

 

Supporting Communities with Digital Skills during Covid – Digital Brighton & Hove
Bryan Rossi-Anderson, Partnership & Projects Manager, Digital Brighton & Hove & James Beecher, Research & Development Manager, Citizens Online

Citizens Online have been delivering essential digital skills support with Digital Brighton & Hove since 2016. When Covid19 hit earlier this year it completely changed the way our services are delivered – from face to face to remote support. In this session, they shared their learning around:

* distributing devices to those in need
* helping homeless people to get online
* being a digital champion at a distance.

 

 

How to create effective data-driven comms to communicate COVID-19
Dan Slee, Director, comms2point0 Ltd and Dan Slee C2 Ltd.

Almost everyone needs to tell people about COVID-19-related matters whether that’s local lockdown, washing hands or a new way to deliver a service. It’s vital you get messages to land. But how can you cut through the noise to reach your audience? Dan Slee goes through the data on how people are consuming media and gives valuable insight on who is consuming what and a few pointers on what works and what doesn’t. Whether you are comms or need comms to work this is for you.