Factory International

Factory International is a landmark new cultural space currently being built in the heart of Manchester, UK. Inspired by Manchester’s unmatched history of invention, Factory International will commission, produce and present new work by the world’s most exciting artists, offering a space to make, explore and experiment. Designed by internationally-renowned architects Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), its development is being led by Manchester City Council, with backing from HM Government and Arts Council England. Manchester International Festival (MIF) will operate Factory International, as well as delivering the citywide Festival every other year.


Accessible by Design

Accessible by Design work with arts and cultural organisations to create accessible digital experiences that work for everyone. We consult on designing inclusive experiences, help find and fix accessibility issues through auditing against the web content accessibility guidelines. We also conduct inclusive usability studies to create user experiences that work for blind, visually impaired, d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent audiences. The name Accessible by Design stems from the belief that accessibility should consistently be considered from the outset of any work, as part of business as usual, rather than accessibility being treated as a feature, an add-on, or ‘patched-in’ retrospectively. We work to ensure that design, code, and content is accessible. We work closely with your team as well as your existing web agency, ticketing technology provider and other technology providers to cover all aspects of digital accessibility across all user touch points and communications. Partner for the Digital Inclusion category.