Date(s) - 11 Mar 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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Robin Christopherson MBE

Robin Christopherson, of the leading UK inclusive tech experts AbilityNet, will challenge any preconceptions you may have about the potential of technology. Being blind himself he provides us with an excellent first-hand example of the choices we can provide for every user if we simply design with an eye for inclusion. Robin will be talking about (but more importantly demonstrating) a range of inclusive technology and how it has the power to change and even transform people’s lives regardless of ability or environment. Will you be part of the inclusive Technology future?

Speaker Biography: Robin Christopherson MBE

Robin Christophersen MBERobin is Head of Digital Inclusion and part of the globally-acclaimed accessibility and tech team of AbilityNet and has spoken at numerous events in recent years. Robin is himself blind but effortlessly enthrals the audience with deft demonstrations of good and bad practice in website and mobile accessibility.

Despite being blind Robin uses technology very effectively – using speech output to access computers, the internet, his iPhone and many other technologies to assist him in his work. More importantly he has a first-hand appreciation of the importance of web and mobile design and its impact on accessibility and usability for every customer.

Robin also has courtroom experience as an expert technical witness in the area of assistive technology and in software, systems and website accessibility. In addition, he advises companies on their obligations under the Equality Act and the Disability Equality Duty – including the evaluation of case specific reasonable adjustment.

After Cambridge University, Robin worked as an IT instructor for the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) and became a founding member of AbilityNet in 1998. In 2003 he began AbilityNet’s accessibility consultancy team which is now globally acclaimed as being a leading expert in the field specialising in accessibility auditing and disabled user testing, as well as helping clients design attractive websites that are both accessible and easy to use by all.

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