We've been meaning to hold an event on this important topic for absolutely ages, and it's an enormous pleasure to announce that we are now doing so to coincide with the launch of Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards 2012.
It's not just that inclusive design is virtuous, it seems clear to me that inclusive design is "good design" for everyone and is also commercially sensible design.
Yet for some reason this is not widely discussed in the context of mobile, but should be.
To help us understand this area more clearly Henny Swan (Senior Accessibility Specialist at the BBC) will make some introductory remarks to set the scene for us.
Following that we have a panel discussion chaired by Robin Spinks of the RNIB (Principal Manager, Digital Accessibility) and he'll be joined by Damon Rose (Ouch! Podcast producer & BBC News journalist), Suzette Keith (Usability and Accessibility Researcher & Visiting academic at Middlesex University), Samantha Fletcher (Trustee of the Dyslexia Association of Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich and Lewisham) and Paul Carter (Co-Director of markthree media).
This year's Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards will follow the same format as last year's extremely successful awards. With four prizes each of EUR 50k this is something you should be paying attention to and wonder why you are not entering if you are eligible! We'll be hearing more about the awards at the event, so come and find out.
6.00pm Doors Open
- to Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards 2012
- to Inclusive and Accessible Design by Henny Swan, BBC
6.50pm Panel Session
As usual Mobile Monday London attendance is free and registration is now open - this should be a really interesting evening!
University College London, Christoper Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, WC1H 0AJ.
(Room name: Christopher Ingold XLG1 Chemistry Lecture Theatre)
Nearest tube stations are: Euston Square, Goodge Street, Warren Street and Euston
Please not it's NOT our usual Centre Point location
Many thanks to UCL Advances for their support.
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