Virtual Coffeehouse Conversation: Typography and Accessibility

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How can information and content be crafted for people with a range of cognitive and physiological impairments?

We offer a warm, engaging session as we come together in uncertain times at the RSA Virtual Coffeehouse. Everybody including both Fellows and non-Fellows is welcome to take part. Share stories, ideas and learn something new together. This is one of the first RSA Virtual Coffeehouse Conversations. Over the coming months, we hope to host a variety of conversations in this series. The event time will be split between talks from speakers and an engaging Q&A session.

As many of us transition into purely digital workplaces, making content accessible to a wide audience is more important than ever.

How do we ensure that people with dyslexia or visual impairment can feel empowered?

Logos, typography, typeface and layout help to deliver emotional qualities, and address the functional challenges that diverse audiences present, be that age groups, Welsh or Gaelic speakers as well as English, or people with a range of cognitive or physiological impairments. The BBC’s David Bailey, Gareth Ford-Williams and Bruno Maag FRSA will present and discuss the emotional, functional and technical accessibility needs the BBC has and how they are met. This will be an opportunity for you to learn how to better adapt a project to make it accessible to more people.


Follow the "Book Now" link above in advance to receive joining instructions. This event will take place via Zoom online conferencing.


Bruno Maag FRSA is the Founder and Chairman of Dalton Maag Ltd, a studio for typeface design based in London. In recent years Bruno has researched the neuroscience of accessible typography.

David Bailey is UX Principal for Visual Design & Branding. David oversees the quality, look and feel of the BBC’s entire online output. 

Gareth Ford-Williams is Head of Design at the BBC. 

The event will take place via the online conferencing platform, Zoom. You will receive the link to this meeting upon registering for the event, and again in a reminder 30 minutes beforehand. The event will be conducted in English.

If you have questions about this event, please email Rachel Godin (RSA Coffeehouse and London Events Manager) at [email protected].

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