HubHub, 20 Farringdon Street, EC4A 4AB (map)
Mon, 23 Mar
6:30pm – 9.00pm
This event has been postponed. To be the first to know about the rescheduled date, please email email@example.com
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and associated risks, we have decided to postpone this event. It is important to us to hold it when as many people as possible will be able to participate, particularly those with lived experience of the topic area. Given that the current health risks may disproportionately impact those with long-term health conditions or caring responsibilities, holding the event at this time could lead to some participants being excluded. The rescheduled date is dependent on the public health situation and advice, but we hope it will go ahead in late summer this year.
Financial innovation and technology offer exciting opportunities to make finance more accessible for all, but too often disabled people are excluded from the financial system – as innovators, employees and users.
On 23 March, the Lab will convene a carefully curated group of people with personal or professional experience of disability and finance to explore how we can begin to change that. Together, we will share perspectives to help us understand the experience of disabled people as both creators and users of finance, the barriers and opportunities for accessible design within financial innovation, and what the Lab can do to better support disabled people within our community and advocate for change across the financial system.
This event is open to people who identify as disabled or have other direct experience of disability (e.g. through caring responsibilities), and active allies – people who are in some capacity working on disability or accessibility. In line with the Equalities Act, for the purposes of this event we define a disability as ‘a physical or a mental condition which has a substantial and long-term impact on your ability to do normal day to day activities’, and include neurodiversity. Note that people affected by or working on mental health problems are also welcome to attend our event on Mental Health and Financial Innovation on 6 April.
To request an invite to our Accessible Financial Innovation event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is part of a series of events the Lab is hosting about supporting communities and identities underrepresented in and/or marginalised by the financial system. See the other events here. Read about our previous events for women and people of colour.
This event series is kindly hosted by HubHub – a co-working community of startups, innovators, freelancers and businesses, with a multi-functional, modern space for hire in London.