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Id24: Eleni Beveratou on accessible typeface and typesetting

Id24: Eleni Beveratou on accessible typeface and typesetting

Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) is back and tomorrow your date with this free 24-hour online event for the global community is set.

Id24 celebrates inclusive design and shares knowledge and ideas from analogue to digital, from design to development, from planners to practitioners, and everything and everyone in between and if you are one of the many who would like to learn every bit of details and insights tune in Inclusive Design 24 YouTube channel, no need to sign-up, no registration needed.

All Id24 sessions are streamed live and publicly on YouTube and live captions for each session will be available.

Last but not least, if you have a question for a presenter tweet it to @id24conf using the #id24 hashtag and the event's moderators will make sure they get them answered for you.

This is how it all started. “Léonie Watson came up with the idea and the name Inclusive Design 24 in 2011, but it didn't become a reality until Karl Groves had a similar idea (when he and Léonie were both working at The Paciello Group) in 2014, and Mike Paciello offered to support the first conference. Léonie was joined by a team of regulars (Adrian Roselli, Billy Gregory, Henny Swan, Ian Pouncey, Patrick H. Lauke, and Steve Faulkner), who between them make sure that Inclusive Design 24 happens every year.”

“The inspiration behind Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) was to bring together the global community to share knowledge and ideas without the difficulties of attending a traditional conference. From the beginning, #id24 has only been possible because of the community. It took just three weeks to organise the first conference, and everyone gave their time generously. We had no budget, but many respected and notable people gladly agreed to give a talk because they wanted to help. That generosity has continued over the years, with Barclays Access, Intopia, Microsoft and others, joining The Paciello Group as supporters of #id24.”

As of 2019, Inclusive Design 24 is set up as an unincorporated nonprofit association, dedicated to “running #id24 as an event that is free to all participants, open to everyone, and as inclusive as we can make it.”

In tomorrow's event Eleni Beveratou, a typeface designer from Athens, Greece who studied Communication Design at Vakalo Art & Design College and focused her studies with an MA in Typeface Design at the University of Reading, and is currently a Creative Director at Dalton Maag will discuss accessibility in typesetting

“The purpose of typography is to convey a message to an audience in an accessible way. Within any given typeface, certain shapes and styles will generally be more accessible to certain audiences. Unfortunately, by over-simplifying implementation, guidelines for accessible type tend to ignore the major components of better readability and legibility. In this talk, Eleni will walk us through the elements of an accessible typeface and typesetting, putting an emphasis on those which are targeted at visually-impaired readers, and the wider audience” note the organizers.

Explore the entire playlist of the scheduled talks here and set your alarm on time.