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Purpose Workshop 2024

Last Tuesday, we hosted our second purpose workshop, a follow-up to the good session we had more than a year ago, in January 2023.

The goal was to refine our focus and bolster our sense of purpose as we strive to make an impact with accessibility across the Nordics.

We had a nice and engaging discussion, with many valuable suggestions on how to enhance our community’s activities. Key themes included:

  • Public talks, knowledge-sharing and presence: Several expressed interest in seeing us do more public talks and creating a stronger presence in the accessibility landscape.
  • Boosting physical interaction in the group: There’s a desire for more physical meetups and networking opportunities to strengthen our community bonds.
  • Meeting formats: We discussed the format of our meetings and the overarching purpose of our group. We will explore setting up other types of sessions and look to strengthen the ties between accessibility, the Nordics, and W3C.
  • Educational initiatives: A recurring theme was the importance of education, with ideas ranging from incorporating accessibility into school curricula to advocating for ACT rules in the Nordics.

New initiatives:

  • We’re excited to be introducing study groups and discussion groups—focused sessions where we can get deeper into specific topics. I’ll be helping to kickstart these groups and am looking forward to participating alongside many of you!
  • We will also continue with our retrospective-style sessions, so we can keep reflecting on our challenges and achievements together, and brainstorming future actions.

Community talks:

  • Our community talks have been a highlight, and we’re eager to keep the momentum going. We already have talks scheduled for later this month and August, but we’re on the lookout for speakers for future sessions. If you’re interested in giving a talk, please reach out!

For a detailed overview of the workshop and to see the full list of suggestions, check out the Purpose Workshop Document.

Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed their ideas. I look forward to continuing our good work and discussions together!

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