Sightsavers: designing with everyone in mind

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Our design workshop, aimed at design and digital teams, will inspire you to think about a broader audience for your work. Email lojones@sightsavers.org to register.

Speakers

Nadine Chahine
Dr. Nadine Chahine is an award winning Lebanese type designer. She has an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK, and a PhD from Leiden University, The Netherlands. Nadine’s research focus is on eye movement and legibility studies for the Arabic, Latin, and Chinese scripts. She has numerous awards including two Awards for Excellence in Type Design from the Type Directors Club in New York in 2008 and 2011. Her typefaces include: the best-selling Frutiger Arabic, Neue Helvetica Arabic, Univers Next Arabic, Palatino and Palatino Sans Arabic, and Koufiya.

Nadine’s work has been featured in the 5th edition of Megg’s History of Graphic Design and in 2012 she was selected by Fast Company as one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2016 her work was showcased in the 4th edition of First Choice which highlights the work of the 250 top global designers practising today. In 2017, Nadine was selected by Creative Review to their Creative Leaders 50 which aims to celebrate, educate and inspire those who are leading creative businesses, organisations and teams in the UK.

Matt Roberts
Matt is Sightsavers lead digital designer, and an active member of the organisation’s social inclusion group, sharing his knowledge of accessibility throughout the organisation as well as co-creating change-making campaign material, such as Sightsavers’ EqualUN campaign, which helped to secure better balanced gender representation on the UN’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities.

Matt has written for Creative Review on the influence being colourblind has on his approach to design, and has presented on accessibility document security specialists De La Rue

Andrew Balchin
Andrew Balchin is Sightsavers’ lead print designer, and during his time at the organisation has amassed impressive knowledge around the dark arts of creating PDFs that are friendly to assistive technology.

He has also taken the premise of digital accessibility and applied this to print, to improve the reach and clarity of Sightsavers’ printed communications.

Date

Wed, 06 Mar 2019
09:45 - 13:00

Location

Sightsavers,
South East

Sightsavers35 Perrymount RdHaywards HeathWest Sussex RH16 3BW

Price

Free

Neil Ayres

Global head of online and design, Sightsavers

Sightsavers works with health services and other partners to develop sustainable medical and educational programmes on sight loss prevention, eye health and social inclusion.

My role focuses on visual communications, global digital operations and strategy.

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