2nd August 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Culture Republic, Glasgow

This event is exclusive to Culture Republic Partners

A visitor to your event or venue with accessibility requirements should feel as welcome as any other visitor. The development in digital technology is helping to pave the way further for accessibility and inclusion for audiences.

We are delighted to welcome digital pioneers of being accessible and inclusive, Neatebox, to our August First Wednesday.

Following a career as a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, Gavin Neate started Neatebox in 2011 after becoming increasingly aware of the accessibility and service challenges people with access needs were facing. Neatebox created innovative customer service and relationship building tools to help bridge the gap that will help your organisation to engage with audience with access needs.

Come to our August First Wednesday and Learn:

  • What the welcome tool does to provide a service in an efficient and people-focussed manner for audiences with access needs.
  • About tools that are inclusive by design and function as well as being accessible.
  • Why Gavin believes that “disabled”, at least in relation to technology, should become a redundant term.

Don’t be left behind. Join us to help ensure accessibility is at the forefront of everything we do.

12.15 – Arrival lunch
12.30 – Welcome & introduction
12.33 – Partners introduction round the room
12.35 – Gavin Neate, Neatebox
13.30 – Q&A
13.45 – Summary & End

About the Speaker:

Following ten years service with The Royal Air Force, our founder Gavin Neate commenced an 18 year career with Guide Dogs as a guide dog mobility instructor. His comprehensive knowledge of visual impairment and assistive technologies led him to create Neatebox.

Since founding the company in 2011 the company has grown in products, staff and ambition. However, one thing has stayed very much the same, this is the focus on access and inclusion for everyone and their environments through assistive technology.


Some of the most stimulating sessions take place when there’s the opportunity to step away from the pressure of a busy job, get together with colleagues and share learning.

That’s why we host ‘First Wednesdays’ – a series of topical, bite-sized information sessions taking place on the first Wednesday of each month.

They are an open invitation each month for our Partners and industry colleagues to regularly drop in our offices to keep up to date with ideas and examples of useful practice we’ve gathered from across the country.

It might be as simple as hearing how other people have successfully tackled the same challenges you face building profitable customer relationships and wider public engagement or learning about the raft of new tools or approaches emerging daily.

Our goal is to inspire fresh thinking, expand current networks and focus on the Most Important Thing … to build new audiences and greater engagement.

If you can’t join us in person, why not sign up for a periscope registration.  You will be able to tune in remotely so you can still hear from our speakers from wherever you are!

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What can I bring to the event?

Please bring your own electrical devices.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions prior to the event please contact us on scotland@culturerepublic.co.uk

How do I watch on Periscope?

Register for a periscope ticket (up to 48 hrs before the event), then you will receive instructions to make sure you are all set up on the Periscope app. On the day, we will invite you to the broadcast and you can watch along on your mobile device.