6—8 March 2019

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Inclusive design to improve products and services: a practical workshop on using assistive technologies in your own projects

Session type:
Hands-On

Session duration:
90 minutes

Presented by:

Molly Watt

Usability and accessibility consultant and founder of The Molly Watt Trust

Chris Bush

Head of Experience Design at Sigma

About this Hands-On

According to the Office for National Statistics, there are over 10 million disabled people in the UK, representing around 15% of the population. More than ever before, the need to deliver inclusive, accessible digital products and services constitutes both a moral and a commercial imperative. This workshop will set meaningful context, demo good and bad examples and give you useful tools and processes to start embedding inclusive design and testing across your teams.

About the Speakers

Molly Watt

Molly is 24 years old and has a condition called Usher Syndrome, which causes deafblindness and has no cure. She is director of Molly Watt Limited, a usability and accessibility consulting group, and co-founder of the Molly Watt Trust, a non-profit helping to raise awareness about Usher Syndrome and provide access to technology.

Molly is a motivational speaker, author and illustrator of 2 children's books and avid blogger. She is an advocate and ambassador of both GN Resound and Sense, a national deafblind charity in the UK. Using her negative experiences to make a positive difference to others, Molly is proud to have spoken at the Houses of Parliament, Harvard Medical School, Apple Campus, Camp Digital, the BBC, the NHS and for private audiologists around the UK. Her passion is accessibility and the use of assistive technology to enable and enhance the lives of people living with life-changing conditions.

 @MollyWattTalks

Chris Bush

Chris has over 15 years’ experience in interaction design, usability and accessibility. He counts himself lucky to have worked on many successful, high-profile projects, across a wide variety of sectors and technologies, for both national and global brands including National Geographic, BBC, InterContinental Hotels Group, Citizens Advice and AstraZeneca.

Chris is a certified HCI usability analyst, a UX evangelist and a member of Northern UX group, UXmentors.co.uk, WaSP ILG and WaSP Interact - part of the global web standards project. Chris leads the Experience Design team at Sigma, a Swedish IT consulting organisation with 4000 people across 12 countries.

 @suthen

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