Ruth Cheesley

Ruth Cheesley

Ruth is CEO & Co-Founder of Virya Group, and has worked with Joomla! since the fork from Mambo.  She specialises in Marketing, SEO and the delivery of world-class training in these areas, and is a passionate supporter of Open Source technologies.  Virya means a driving force or energy to do good for the benefit of others, which is the central ethos behind Virya Group.

Ruth is also training for ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order, co-leads the popular Joomla! User Group Suffolk, as well as helping to found Suffolk Internet Marketing & SEO Specialists and Mautic Meetup Ipswich.

Website URL: http://www.ruthcheesley.co.uk

How venues could learn from Brighton Dome about supporting people with disabilities Featured

How venues could learn from Brighton Dome about supporting people with disabilities

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This weekend I had the great pleasure of attending my first BrightonSEO event - a twice-yearly gathering of the great and the good (and definitely the geeky) from the SEO and digital marketing world.

I attend quite a lot of conferences within the Joomla community, but it's not often that I head to a conference in a venue I've never visited, with a community I've not really engaged with before.  Needless to say, being a wheelchair user going into unfamiliar territory by myself can be a little daunting!

This weekend I have been thoroughly impressed by the team at the Brighton Dome - so much so that I thought I would write a blog about my experiences.  I really hope that other venues take on board some of the ways in which the Brighton Dome have approached making life that little bit easier for people with disabilities, and use this to improve their own practices.

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