December 19, 2022

Webinars for the EV industry to make charging accessible to all.

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Update 19 January 2023:
The slides and recordings from these webinars are available to view (see links below).

We will be holding two webinars in January for those involved in the EV charging industry, to take a deep-dive into our Design Guidance, which will help make charging of an EV accessible for all. No one should be left behind in the transition to electric vehicles and good inclusive design at the start will avoid costly retrofit for the industry.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2023. How to make public EV charging accessible.

How to make public EV charging accessible.

Wednesday 18th January 2023
12.00 – 12.45
Online: using Zoom

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for procurers or commissioners of EV charging points and accompanying infrastructure. You might be from local government, a regional or city-based transport planner​, a charging point operator or other landowner, of e.g. forecourts, service stations or retail centres.

What will we cover in the webinar?

  1. Why you should consider accessibility​
  2. How we developed our design guidance with disabled people
  3. How the design guidance relates to the BSI standard, PAS 1899:2022
  4. We’ll take a deep dive so you can get to know the guidance in detail for areas such as:​
  • Signage and information,
  • Built environment,
  • The design of charging units.
  1. We’ll also look at next steps for your implementation of the design guidance.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the team in a live Q&A at the end.

Who is delivering the webinar?

Keir Haines, Senior Product Designer, Designability.

Keir led the design guidance process and delivery for Designability, while also sitting on the Steering Group for the BSI standard.

Hazel Boyd, User Experience Researcher, Designability.

Hazel worked directly with disabled people and those close to them. The results of the research fed directly into the design work and subsequent design guidance. Hazel also sat on the Steering Group for the BSI standard.

How to register? (registration now closed)

Follow this link to register via Eventbrite. The webinar is free of charge to attend and will be hosted on Zoom.

Visit Eventbrite here.

View slides and recordings here.

Thursday, 19th January, 2023. Public EV charging units – how to design for accessibility.

Public EV charging units – how to design for accessibility.

Thursday 19th January 2023
12.00 – 12.45
Online: using Zoom

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for those who design and / or manufacture EV charging points, including charge point designers and manufacturers​, charge point operators​, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)​, and would also be useful for electric vehicle manufacturers.

What will we cover in the webinar?

  1. Why you should consider accessibility
  2. How we developed our design guidance with disabled people​
  3. How the design guidance relates to the BSI standard, PAS 1899:2022
  4. Design ideas to make your charging units accessible, informed by direct engagement with disabled people and those close to them throughout the design process. ​
  5. See what else our design guidance covers:​
  • Signage and information
  • Built environment
  1. We’ll also look at next steps for your implementation of the design guidance

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the team in a live Q&A at the end.

Who is delivering the webinar?

Keir Haines, Senior Product Designer, Designability.

Keir led the design guidance process and delivery for Designability, while also sitting on the Steering Group for the BSI standard.

Hazel Boyd, User Experience Researcher, Designability.

Hazel worked directly with disabled people and those close to them. The results of the research fed directly into the design work and subsequent design guidance. Hazel also sat on the Steering Group for the BSI standard.

How to register? (registration is now closed)

Follow this link to register via Eventbrite. The webinar is free of charge to attend and will be hosted on Zoom.

Visit Eventbrite here.

View slides and recordings here.

“We are delighted to have worked with Designability on the development of their Design Guidance for accessible public EV charging. Designability are now running two free webinars to take a deep-dive into the guidance and explain how manufacturers and procurers of EV charge points can ensure their infrastructure is accessible to all. The guidance accompanies the new BSI public electric vehicle charging standard (PAS 1899:2022), which was co-sponsored by Motability, the charity and the UK Government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, which was launched in October 2022. The standard provides industry with a clear specification for making charge points accessible, and is designed to apply to all charge points. Please do sign up for the relevant webinar to find out more.”

Catherine Marris, Head of Innovation, Motability, the charity.

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