Welcome to the AXSChat Community

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We’re an open online community of individuals dedicated to creating an inclusive world; we believe that accessibility is for everyone.

Social media has great power to connect people and we hope to accomplish and encourage in-depth discussion and spread knowledge about the work people are doing to enable greater access and inclusion through whatever means.

We host weekly video interviews and twitter chats with people who are contributing to making the world a more inclusive place through technology or innovating to enable wider participation in society for people with disabilities.

The topics will be wide-ranging and we want to encourage discussion and ensure everyone has a voice on social media so we encourage you to take part by tweeting and using the hashtag #axschat

You can always view previous chats via our archive.

If you want to know what’s on and what the themes are for any given week you need the Upcoming Events

Supported By Barclays Logo

We are very happy that our friends at Barclays are supporting AXSChat – this support will help us to sustain our efforts, continue to grow the community and allow us to buy in some paid services for work we’ve been doing in our spare time.  We acknowledge the huge amount of work Barclays do in accessibility, applaud the fact that members of the accessibility team and people throughout the business participate regularly and are excited to have support from an organisation that is really pushing the accessibility agenda forwards.

We’d encourage all of our community members to follow @BarclaysAccess to keep up to date with the great work that they do in the accessibility and inclusion agenda.

Ground Rules

We are a global community and the written word can be misinterpreted so:

  • Be respectful.
  • Be courteous.
  • Be part of something bigger than yourself.

Everyone makes mistakes once in a while and has errors in judgment.

With that in mind we are adopting the three strikes you’re out guideline.

8 thoughts on “Welcome to the AXSChat Community

  1. Hi again, Neil:

    When I co-conceived and co-named: “The Americans with Disabilities Act”, it was during 1968. Everyone thinks that when the ADA was signed in 1990, that was the end. But as they finally learned in 2008, it wasn’t – not by a long shot.

    Once Americans who were Developmentally Disabled came under the umbrella of the ADA, the stage was set for the next phase of progress for Americans with disabilities to evolve, and that began in 2010. However, as vital as their inclusion was to the true merits and strength of the Act, it had little to do with its true strength and importance overall. That is part of the untold story behind The ADA; I do hope to meet you in person one day.


  2. Avaava is Finnish company specialized in accessibility in built environment, digital accessibility and Design for All. We want to share topics in this area. We are member and in board in EIDD Design for all Europe.

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