Civic Tech Surgery #2

Topic: Ensuring civic tech is accessible – how can we lead and popularise best practice?

Date: 3 February 2022

At this Civic Tech Surgery, the challenges of ensuring civic tech is accessible, as well as ideas of how to tackle them, were discussed by Mark Renja at Code for Africa, Laura Nelson-Hamilton at Public Digital, Oluseun Onigbinde of BudgIT Nigeria and Bonnita Nyamwire at Pollicy, as well as Surgery attendees.

Here are resources from the Surgery:

  • Minutes
  • A blog post summarising the challenges discussed and some possible solutions
  • The Padlet Board where attendees shared their thoughts on the questions raised during the discussion, before, during and after the Surgery
  • The full recording of the Surgery:

Action Lab #2: taking ideas forward

Following this Surgery, we’ve convened an Action Lab (aka working group) of 6 individuals, who will work together to commission a paid piece of work that will be useful to tackle the issues raised in the above Civic Tech Surgery, to answer this question: How can the global civic tech community fix common accessibility challenges?

You can follow the Action Lab’s progress over on the Lab’s web page.