Digital access by disabled people: tech showcase

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Many disabled people and older people are still being excluded from the digital world by poor design and poor enforcement of access and equality standards and laws. Parliamentarians that are keen to support the creation of a digital world that works for everyone and learn about assistive technology are encouraged to attend the session on Tuesday 20th January which will run from 12pm – 2pm.

VENUE: Room P, Portcullis House

TIME: Tuesday 20th January, 12pm – 2pm

ORGANISER: One Voice for Accessible ICT Coalition

This drop-in demonstration day, organised by the One Voice for Accessible ICT Coalition, is aimed at giving MPs, Peers and their policy staff an insight into the latest accessible technology tools allowing disabled people and older people to access computers, the internet, apps, smartphones and other digital technologies.

The event is sponsored by Helen Goodman MP and Kate Green MP, Shadow Ministers for Work and Pensions.

 Presenters include:

  • Smartphone apps to help older and disabled people, by Robin Christopherson of charity AbilityNet
  • Assistive technologies for people with dyslexia, by Neil Cottrell and Abi James of British Dyslexia Association
  • Next Generation Text relay for deaf people, by Lorna Stephenson of BT

CHAIR: Kevin Carey, Chair of RNIB and of the newly formed Digital Accessibility Alliance

Please contact with any queries.

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