Donating 100% to Sketchnote Hangout

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Hello Sketchnoters,

As you are aware, all Sketchnote Hangouts are FREE to attend, hosts and organiser are volunteering their time to provide attendees with an insightful, useful and fun experience.

Sketchnote Hangouts free although Google Business is charging Makayla Lewis a fee to host 25 attendees.
Additionally, Sketchnote Hangout external webcam broke before the last Hangout and requires replacement.

If you like what Makayla Lewis does, support her efforts by making a donation. All donations will be fed back into Sketchnote Hangout covering cost of Google Business and webcam replacement.

Note: Donations made for #SNchallenge printables on Gumroad are spilt 50/50 between SketchnoteLDN and Sketchnote Hangout. If you prefer 100% donation to Sketchnote Hangout please donate via Eventbrite page when you RSVP. 

Best,
Makayla Lewis

Sketchnote Hangout Organiser

Sketchnote Hangout Attendance Policy

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Hello Sketchnoters,

As you are aware, all Sketchnote Hangouts are FREE to attend, hosts and organiser are volunteering their time to provide attendees with an insightful, useful and fun experience. Makayla Lewis intends to keep the Sketchnote Hangouts free although Google Business is charging Makayla Lewis a fee to host 25 attendees.

Due to Sketchnote Hangouts being free has resulted in a high number of sign-ups and people not attending the Hangouts or giving less than an hour notice, in some instances only a few minutes notice, meaning those on the wait list cannot attend. The organiser and host have put in a lot of effort and would appreciate if you could update your Eventbrite RSVP within 12 hours of the hangout, if for some reason you cannot make it to the hangout.

As a result of people not attending Hangouts or giving less than an hour notice, I have introduced a 2 STRIKE Policy:

First Strike: If you do not turn up to the hangout or give less than 12 hours notice, you will be¬†marked as a “NO SHOW” and removed from Eventbrite Sketchnote Hangout invitation mailing list.

Second Strike: If you do it again you will be¬†marked as “NO SHOW x2” and will not be allowed to sign up for the following month Sketchnote Hangout.

I look forward to seeing you at future hangouts, don’t forget to bring your favourite pen, some paper or your favourite digital drawing device and plenty of questions.

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Regards,

Makayla Lewis

Sketchnote Hangout Organiser

CHI2014 write(sketch)-up

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I recently attended CHI2014 to deliver a work-in-progress and 2 workshop papers¬†and like most¬†attendees I decided to blog my experiences. However unlike most I’ve opted¬†to take¬†a similar¬†approach as my CHI2013 write up¬†creating a digital sketchnote travelogue¬†that¬†expresses my key experiences & feelings:

Digital CHI2014 Sketchnote Travelogue

I’ve also collated my sketchnotes from the eleven¬†CHI2014 sessions I attended, these range from UX, accessibility, tactile experiences and empathy design.

CHI2014 Sketchnote

CHI2014 Sketchnote

CHI2014 Sketchnote

CHI2014 Sketchnote

CHI2014 Sketchnote

CHI2014 Sketchnote

CHI2014 Sketchnote Ways Of Creating in HCI

CHI2014 Sketchnote

CHI2014 Sketchnote

CHI2014 Sketchnote

CHI2014 Sketchnote

CHI2014 Sketchnote

CHI2014 travelogue & session sketchnotes can also be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/makaylalewis/sets/72157644383668723/

©ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

These photographs are presented here for viewing purposes ONLY. They are NOT royalty free images and may not be used for commercial or private use. Any such use of these images is strictly prohibited. Specifically, these images may not be copied, manipulated, be reproduced by any other means nor sold without prior written consent by the author.

CHI2013 write(sketch)-up

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I recently attended CHI2013 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) and like a lot of attendees I decided to blog my experiences. I originally began a rather lengthy write-up that discussed the informative sessions I attended, the influential individuals I met and the key things I learnt. I was half-way through and said to myself:

“Makayla you’ve been sharing your sketchnotes¬†throughout the conference¬†why are you now writing?”

I deleted the post, closed my laptop, opened my Moleskine, grabbed 3 pens and sketched a highlight¬†travelogue¬†that¬†expressed all my key experiences & feelings plus much more.¬†¬†So here is my “sketch-up” for CHI2013:

Sketchnote Travelogue: CHI2013, Paris France

Sketchnote Travelogue for CHI2013

I have also collated my sketchnotes from the twelve CHI2013 sessions I attended, these range from UX, accessibility, co-design to information security:

My CHI2013 travelogue & session sketchnotes can also be found on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/makaylalewis/sets/72157633362234865/detail/

©ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

These photographs are presented here for viewing purposes ONLY. They are NOT royalty free images and may not be used for commercial or private use. Any such use of these images is strictly prohibited. Specifically, these images may not be copied, manipulated, be reproduced by any other means nor sold without prior written consent by the author.

Making events accessible web resource by Scie

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Access is the same for non-disabled people as disabled people. You wouldn’t hold a meeting on the 10th floor with no lifts, or where there was nowhere to sit, or in pitch blackness or even where all documents were given out in Braille.

Last year I consulted on a Social Care Institute for Excellence (Scie) web resource project. I predominately looked at the usability of the access-wiki website however my personal/research experience of accessibility was also put forward. As a result of this and other work [1] Scie have recently launched a Making events accessible web resource (it is no longer referred to as a wiki) . The aim of the web resource is to help people plan events and meetings within the social care field that are accessible to people who use services. However I feel the findings presented within the web resource should be considered by all event organisers. The Making events accessible resource can be found here: http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/accessibleevents/index.asp
Screenshot of Making Events Accessible: Choosing a Venue webpage

Screenshot of Making Events Accessible: Choosing a Venue webpage - http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/accessibleevents/choosingavenue/index.asp

[1] This resource was written by Fran Branfield from the suggestions and comments made by people who use services on SCIE’s access-wiki website. The web access-wiki was usability and accessibility tested by consultants which in turn affected the delivery of the final resource.

British Sign Language (BSL) Resource for Learners

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BSL resource logoRecently I came across a brilliant American Sign Language (ASL) resource by Glenda Hampton Anderson, as a result I searched for a similar resource related to British Sign Language (BSL) and did not find anything as comprehensive.

I’ve been a BSL learner for last 2 years and I’m in the process of completing a Level 2 BSL certificate at hfals.¬†During this time I have gathered a comprehensive list of BSL resources that I will now share with new, current or future BSL learners, which I hope you will find useful.

This resource will cover BSL websites related to: information, news, mobile apps, TV, events, dictionaries, books and Twitter.

Last update: 21 March 2012, 13:36.

Information

News

Dictionaries

Mobile and Apps

TV

Events

Books

Other

Twitter

  • List coming soon…

#csun12 Twitter statistics and content analysis by @maccymacx

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Chart showing #csun12 hashtag between 27/02-03/03/2012Over the next couple of days I plan to upload Twitter statistics and content analysis for 27th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN’12). To do this I will be using #csun12 hashtag from Monday 27th February to Saturday 3rd March 2012.

— Data correct as of 03/02/2012 at 08:39PST.

Total tweets:

4,880 including retweets and @ mentions (see graph on right)

Associated hashtags

#csun12, #a11y, #perfecta11y, #wacol, #accessibility, #a11ysociety, #accessgrade, #gerijewell, #etext,

#bs8878, #ipad, #newblack, #w3c, #blind, #csun2012, #socialmedia, #ibm, #html5, #tweetup, #accessibilité,

#ixd, #619, #mobile, #windows, #techcomm, #ios, #braille, #bsi, #road2csun, #aac, #apps, #adobe, #web,

#html5a11y, #accessu, #autism, #kinect, #twitter, #aria, #webable, #twitpix, #video, #awesome, #axs,

#inclusivetlc, #assistivetechnology, #sandiego, #media, #disabilities, #tobii, #ipad2, #slpeeps, #disability,

#android, #tapit, #csun13, #spedchat, #wcag, #windows8, #moodle, #longdesc, #oi_vote, #blindness,

#description, #epub, #microsoft, #newtwitter, #ipad3, #205, #accessiweb, #seo, #html, #csunsocial,

#csuntweetup, #deaf, #webdev, #edtechbc, #technology, #win8, #usability, #a11yla, #pdf, #aphasia,

#apraxia, #assistive, #ally, #windoweyes, #road2csun, #olderixd, #cost, #eowg, #petition

Tweet Locations:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • France
  • UK
  • Germany

Key communities tweeting:

  • Technology
  • Bloggers
  • Students
  • Engineers
  • News
  • Politics

Sentiment analysis

  • 25% positive sentiments
  • 1% negative sentiments
  • 74% neutral sentiments

Gender

  • 82% male
  • 18% female

Top 3 Retweets

  1. RT @maccymacx: WCAG 2.0 success criteria: keyboard accessible Facebook 14%, LinkedIn 29%, Youtube 0%, Google Plus 0% and Twitter 0%. #CSUN12
  2. RT @SeroTalk: All of the @serotalk Podcast interviews from #csun12 are now available on SPN Radio available from the front page of iBlin …
  3. RT @gwmicro: #CSUN12 Window-Eyes and Windows 8 Presentation now available online:http://t.co/DgRqeINo

Top 10 tweeters:

  1. @maccymacx
  2. @yahooaccess
  3. @jennison
  4. @dboudreau
  5. @goodwitch
  6. @webaxe
  7. @slewth
  8. @mpaciello
  9. @karlgroves
  10. @blindbargains

Other twitter users include:

@leoniewatson @pauljadam @iheni @joedolson @scenariogirl @a11ymedia @whitneyq @ppatel @serotalk

@jared_w_smith @aseanidpp @graceapp @a11yconf @oliviernourry @mike107designs @lflegal @wahlbin

@stcaccess @nethermind @gba11yday @dennisl @canadian_diva @easychirp @csuncod @wendyabc

@johnfoliot @terrillthompson @stevefaulkner @pyyhkala @googleaccess @vick08 @gwmicro @charjtf

@dbo75 @clydewii @accesssandiego @uxprinciples @hanshillen @sinabahram @mongoose_q @msftenable

@kelsmith @christiane @mactoph @ladymoonan @chadleaman @samuelsirois @looktel @ibmaccess

@gbla11yday @mikecalvo @jesse_a11y @mediaaccessaus @lordjeff @accessforall @webaim

@marcoinenglish @salesforce @kmactane @audaciouslife @martinlittler @arigaud_pro @accessibledaisy

@jfc3 @mollydotcom @robert_sinclair @hkramer99 @dequesystems @knowbility @feather @senderogps

@ricky_enger @berkeleyblink @web @marcozehe @leonie_watson @vincent45nord @paciellogroup

@pooja_nahata @kevinchao89 @lisamareedom @jage9 @cptvitamin @jonhassell @sallycain @nfb_voice

@swimsy @mattmay @sonnentuete

Analysis of final day of conference (2/03/2012)

Tweets:

  • 998 tweets generated
  • 480 original tweets
  • 81 @ mentions
  • 437 retweets
  • 861,444 impressions reaching an audience of 258,898 followers

Top 3 by number of impressions:

  1. @maccymacx: 57.460
  2. @mpaciello: 41,580
  3. @cindyii: 41,447

Top 10 by number of tweets in last 24hrs:

  1. @maccymacx: 68
  2. @slewth: 47
  3. @kmactane: 31