Sarah  Richards 

Founder of the content design movement, Sarah pioneered the standards during her 10-year career with the UK government. As head of content design for the Government Digital Service (GDS), Sarah created and implemented the content strategy for the GOV.UK website.

After leaving GDS, Sarah took her knowledge and wrote the respected and highly popular Content Design – a book for anyone creating user-centred content. She also launched Content Design London to provide training and consultation in content strategy and content design for governments, charities and organisations in the UK and worldwide.

Sarah is also a respected and in-demand speaker and shares her expertise to audiences at conferences, meet-ups and events globally.

Accessibility is Usability

Some organisations see accessibility as a tick-box exercise; a 'problem' that can be 'fixed' with code. But not all impairments are so easy to 'fix'. Not all accessibility considerations are because of an impairment.

Sarah Richards will tell us how she sees accessible content, how it can affect usability and she'll share some techniques to try with tricky stakeholders.