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Digital Accessibility and Sight Impairment

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7 Priory Road

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Find out more about Accessibility and Sight Impairment in the digital space.

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The Digital Education Office are delighted to host Adi Latif, Digital Accessibility Consultant with AbilityNet.

Adi will be talking about his lived experience of sight impairment and how it influences the way he accesses digital content. You will hear his professional insights into supporting disabled learners to access digital platforms and content.

Come and hear about potential pitfalls when creating content with easy to understand and implement advice on creating accessible content for all audiences.

About Adi

Hi I am Adi Latif, an accessibility consultant at AbilityNet and my work involves empowering organisations on how to best design an inclusive product/ service which can be used by all, increasing market share and providing disabled people equal access. I believe that good design enables and empowers people and bad design disables. I am experienced in accessibility strategy, accessibility user testing and training. I also have over 15 years of experience in using screen-reader technology for the blind. Previous experience includes running 2 start-ups, being the world’s first blind professional snowboarder and working for Accenture Global management consultancy.

I lost my sight in my teens as a result of a degenerative eye condition. At that time assistive tech was pretty limited but advances in technology have been transformational for giving back independence to blind people. That being said, if accessibility is not taken into account when designing systems in use at universities, that independence is taken away again. I will share some of my personal stories and professional insights to provide some top tips to ensure your digital platforms are not creating barriers for your students.

This is the first in a series of sessions facilitated by AbilityNet for the Digital Education Office.

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Bristol

United Kingdom

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