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Accessibility Morning Mixer

Building Inclusive Connections and Finding Inspiration Over Breakfast 18th April at 8:30.

18.4.2023 / Helsinki, Finland

Join us for the Accessibility Morning Mixer, a unique event designed to raise awareness about the importance of digital accessibility and inclusive workplace practices, including inclusive recruitment. Our goal is not only to highlight the importance and benefits of accessibility but also to foster a sense of community and collaboration among attendees.

Let’s work together towards creating a more accessible and inclusive world for everyone!

Why should you attend?

If you are interested in digital and workplace accessibility, or if you wonder what accessibility actually means and how it can positively affect your business, then Accessibility Morning Mixer is the event you definetly do not want to miss!

At the event, you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, learn from accessibility experts, and find inspiration to create a more inclusive future for all. Whether you are a business leader, HR professional, developer or designer, or simply interested in learning more about accessibility, this event is the perfect place to connect and collaborate with others who share your vision.

The event does not require any technical skills or knowledge in accessibility.

Agenda 18.4.2023

8:30 – 9:00: Registration, Networking & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10: Introduction & Welcome words

9:10 – 9:40 - Short Intro to Digital Accessibility - Eeva-Jonna Panula, Accessibility Specialist, Android Developer, and Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) - will give a short introduction to digital accessibility. She'll talk about what it is, why it's crucial, and why everyone should care about it.

9:40 – 10:10 - Inclusive Recruitment And How To Do It In Practice? – Marko Jääskeläinen and Reeta Linderman are accessibility and diversity professionals who consult companies to build diverse, thus better-performing workplaces and work communities.

10:10 – 10:40 - Business Case of Accessibility - Nadia Törnroos, Accessibility Specialist, Lead Software Developer at Tietoevry Create and Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA) - will cover five aspects of WHY accessibility is critical to your business.

10:40 – 10:45 – Closing words

10:45 – 11:00 – Networking

Where?

Keilalahdentie 2-4, 02150, Espoo, Tietoevry Oyj headquarters.

Showroom - 1st floor

The event can be accessed through the side door located next to the main entrance, which will be clearly marked for easy identification.

A brief registration process will take place at the reception desk upon your arrival.

How to get to the venue?

By public transport: Tietoevry headquarters is situated on the northern side of the building, facing the Länsiväylä motorway. We highly recommend using public transportation or taking a taxi to reach our headquarters. The nearest metro station is Keilaniemi, while the closest bus stops are located on the Länsiväylä motorway.

By car: If you plan on arriving by car, please be aware that there are only a limited number of visitor parking spaces available in the shared parking area on Campus. However, we cannot guarantee the availability of these spaces.

Sign up

Please sign up for the event before April 11, 2023, to ensure your place at the event. The sign-up form is at the bottom of this page, please scroll down. 

 

Speakers

Nadia Törnroos
Lead Software Developer & Accessibility Specialist
Nadia is a Certified Accessibility Specialist (CPWA) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) enthusiast at Tietoevry. With nine years of experience in the accessibility field, Nadia is a passionate advocate for various aspects of accessibility within her organization and beyond.
Eeva-Jonna Panula
Accessibility Specialist and Senior Android Developer
Eevis is an IAAP Certified Professional in Web Accessibility and Women Techmakers Ambassador. Her passion is to share knowledge, and she speaks and writes a blog. When she is not doing that, she explores the beautiful Finnish nature with her kayak.
Reeta Lindeman
Co-Founder & Creative Director, C Diversity
Reeta is a specialist on accessibility, diversity and inclusion. You may wonder why her title is "Creative director" - not accessibility consultant. Reeta has the ability to make companies understand the value of accessibility and DEI-issues – sometimes, it requires creativity!
Marko Jääskeläinen
Co-Founder & Account Manager, C Diversity
Marko has over 12 years’ experience in entrepreneurship and accessibility consulting. In addition to that, he consults companies on diverse recruitment and diverse workplaces.
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