Focusing on the future of technology and disability, attendees were given the chance to see and hear about some of the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and smart technologies
By focusing on guidelines, standards and processes you build compliant products, but if you focus on people and fostering a culture of inclusion, you recognise that standards and guidelines are merely the start line and not the finish line.
Need to put down a single standard for pursuing improvement in an objective way. The Accessibility Maturity Model (AMM) is designed to establish a performance baseline for IT accessibility within an organisation.
There is a widespread lack of knowledge and understanding of what mainstream technology can actually do for disabled people.
The digital divide is particularly relevant to people with disabilities because many PWDs are on very low incomes, in receipt of welfare payments and cannot afford internet access or the latest devices. This is even more of a problem with lots of services being delivered digitally.
As designers and developers we should all be seeking to create experiences that are as inclusive as possible.
There is no 'one size fits all' way to know if what you’ve built will work until you test it with the people who will be expected to use it.
It’s time to make communication systems like the one Stephen Hawking used available for all who need it, so that they too can have their chance to shine.