Out with accessibility – In with inclusive design
Globally recognised as a leading expert on accessibility and digital inclusion and himself blind, Robin Christopherson of leading UK tech charity AbilityNet will explore the ‘mental 180’ we all need to undergo when it comes to considering accessibility in this complex hybrid-working world, as well as exploring a more mature approach to embedding accessibility within every aspect of an organisation.
Packed with practical illustrations and demos, this talk will include:
- An overview of key accessibility issues and why accessibility is important
- Demonstrations of a range of apps and technologies people with disabilities use to embrace the opportunities, and overcome the challenges of hybrid working
- Using a digital accessibility maturity model to make embedding best practice a more strategic process
- SCULPTing an approach to inclusion that’s easy to use by all
- Various illustrations of why, with the advent of mobile computing, accessibility is no longer a specialist requirement
Robin Christopherson of UK tech charity AbilityNet is a regular speaker raising awareness of the power and potential of technology to transform people’s lives. His work was recognised with the award of an MBE in the 2017 Queen’s new-year honour’s list for services to digital inclusion, as well as recently being awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Suffolk department of Computer Science.
Robin is also a member of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Disability (APPGD) and Assistive Technology (APPGAT) and was included in the ‘Power 100’ list of the UK’s most influential people with disabilities last year, as well as the UN’s ‘World’s top 100 most influential people in digital government’ list the year before – voted by over 500 organisations including governments and global NGOs.