28 May 2012

11 June - Inclusive and Accessible Design plus Announcing Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards 2012

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 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 markthreemedia).

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.

As usual free to attend and registration is now open at http://momolondon-2012-06-11-w.eventbrite.co.uk


6.00 Doors Open
6.30 Introduction
- to Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards 2012 
- to Inclusive and Accessible Design by Henny Swan, BBC
6.50 Panel Session
8.00 Networking
9.30 Close


University College London, Christopher Ingold XLG1 Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Christoper Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, WC1H 0AJ

(Please note change of location + please not it's NOT our usual Centre Point location). 

Nearest tube stations are: Euston Square, Warren Street, Goodge St and Euston

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