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TSP39: Accessibility Insights with Paul Smyth of Barclays

TSP39: Accessibility Insights with Paul Smyth of Barclays

September 9, 2020

This is an audio recording of our new Accessibility Insights webinar series, this month featuring Paul Smyth MBE, Head of Digital Accessibility at Barclays chatting with AbilityNet's Robin Christopherson MBE, Head of Digital Inclusion.

As founder and leader of Digital Accessibility at Barclays, Paul's an international expert and thought leader who helps to address technological barriers faced by disabled customers or staff. Over recent years Paul’s led on a number of firsts for accessible banking, including talking ATMs, high visibility debit cards and regularly performing disabled user testing across the Barclays website and mobile app. He’s also helped overhaul their Workplace Adjustments process to support staff with disabilities to be as productive as possible.
 
Topics covered in the chat include:

  • How COVID-19 has impacted Barclays customers and staff
  • Where accessible banking is heading
  • How Barclays embeds accessibility at scale
  • How the accessibility profession is evolving 

You can access the webinar recording on the AbilityNet website, along with Q&As from the session.

Download a text transcript of this session via the AbilityNet website.

TSP38: Accessibility Insights with Neil Milliken

TSP38: Accessibility Insights with Neil Milliken

August 12, 2020

This podcast is an audio recording of an AbilityNet webinar, which was broadcast live on Tuesday 11 August 2020.

Neil Milliken, Global Head of Accessibility for Atos, is grilled by AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion, Robin Christopherson, as the second guest in our new Accessibility Insights webinar series. In the series, Robin enjoys monthly online chats with individuals who are each working to improve digital accessibility and digital inclusion.

Neil's role is to deliver better technology for customers and employees, embedding inclusive practice into the processes of the organisation, which has thousands of employees and an annual turnover of billions.

Neil is co-founder of #AXSChat, Europe’s largest twitter chat with a focus on Accessibility & Inclusion.

In this session, Neil and Robin discuss dyslexia, ADHD, visual impairments, WCAG, Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), Wix and more...

Download the transcript of this episode from the AbilityNet website and view the video recording of the session on the AbilityNet website, where you can also find additional Q&As and shownotes.

Get in touch via enquiries@abilitynet.org.uk with feedback, questions and comments.

TSP37 Accessibility Insights episode 1- Jenny Lay-Flurrie from Microsoft

TSP37 Accessibility Insights episode 1- Jenny Lay-Flurrie from Microsoft

July 22, 2020

We're delighted to welcome Microsoft's Chief Accessibility Officer, Jenny Lay-Flurrie as the first guest in our new Accessibility Insights series.

Robin Christopherson MBE, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet hosts a monthly online chat with individuals who are each working to improve digital accessibility and digital inclusion.

Among other discussion topics, Jenny and Robin chat about Microsoft and Covid-19, Be My Eyes, and Microsoft's recent Ability Summit.

Listen back to this bitesize, 30 minute session, originally recorded as a webinar and broadcast via AbilityNet on Tuesday 21 July 2020. 

 

You can download the transcript of this session and view the video recording of the session on the AbilityNet website.

 

Get in touch via enquiries@abilitynet.org.uk with feedback, questions and comments.

TSP36 Interview: Chris Hughes of Salford University on their inclusive, immersive web player

TSP36 Interview: Chris Hughes of Salford University on their inclusive, immersive web player

March 16, 2020

Today we're talking with Dr Chris Hughes, Computer Science Lecturer at the University of Salford and a panelist on the Inclusive Immersive Experiences session at TechShare Pro, about the University's cool web player that's now available for everyone to try out.

Here's the link to its ImAc pilot web player. Have a go and give your feedback.

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All speaker info and slides are available on the TechShare Pro 2019 schedule page.

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TSP35 Session: Google Euphonia and Live Transcribe

TSP35 Session: Google Euphonia and Live Transcribe

March 13, 2020

Today we catch up on the latest developments in cutting-edge, real-time speech recognition from Dimitri Kanevsky, research senior scientist at Google.

Speaker:
Dimitri Kanevsky, Research Scientist, Google

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All speaker info and slides are available on the TechShare Pro 2019 schedule page.

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TSP34 Session: Creating an Accessibility Champions Network

TSP34 Session: Creating an Accessibility Champions Network

March 10, 2020

An Accessibility Champions Network is a great way to build your internal capability and change the culture of your organisation to make inclusive design business as usual. So what is a champions network? How do you start building one? What are the options and how long does it take to build?

Speakers -

  • Christopher Patnoe, Senior Programs Manager, Google Accessibility
  • Emanuela Gorma, Senior Digital Accessibility Manager, Barclays
  • Cassandra Marrero, Modern Communications Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft
  • Emma Pratt Richens, Senior Accessibility Specialist, BBC UX&D (User Experience & Design)

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All speaker info and slides are available on the TechShare Pro 2019 schedule page.

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TSP33 Heather Burns on how Brexit killed the European Accessibility Act in the UK

TSP33 Heather Burns on how Brexit killed the European Accessibility Act in the UK

March 5, 2020

Today we have a special interview with Heather Burns; tech, policy and regulations specialist on how Brexit has called time on the European Accessibility Act ever becoming UK law and what this means for disabled UK citizens and UK PLC.

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TSP32 Panel: HE and public sector regulations

TSP32 Panel: HE and public sector regulations

March 2, 2020

With speakers from Barclays, Microsoft and beyond, today's episode is the last word in the law, the regulations and the top things to be aware of in the area of higher education and public sector compliance.

Chair

  • Abi James, Accessibility and Usability Consultant, AbilityNet

Panel

  • Alistair McNaught, Director, Alistair McNaught Consultancy
  • Aaron Prior, Industry Executive, Microsoft
  • George Rhodes, Accessibility Consultant
  • Paul Smyth, Head of Digital Accessibility, Barclays

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All speaker info and slides are available on the TechShare Pro 2019 schedule page.

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TSP31 Session: Verizon Media - Embedding accessibility in every project

TSP31 Session: Verizon Media - Embedding accessibility in every project

February 25, 2020

With brands like Yahoo, HuffPost and TechCrunch, Verizon Media helps people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. They are committed to inclusion both in the accessibility of products and in media representation.

Speaker:
Samantha Soloway, Accessibility Lab Manager, Verizon Media 

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TSP30 Panel: Accessibility leadership

TSP30 Panel: Accessibility leadership

February 20, 2020

What lessons can we learn from others about how to win the case for accessibility within our organisations? And what are the best tactics for achieving lasting change? Let's let the panel enlighten us with their take on this important issue.

Chair:

  • Christopher Lee, Managing Director, IAAP

Panel:

  • Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft
  • Sarah Herrlinger, Director of Global Accessibility Policy & Initiatives, Apple
  • Christopher Patnoe, Senior Programs Manager, Google Accessibility
  • Paul Smyth, Head of Digital Accessibility, Barclays

Download a text transcript of this episode from the AbilityNet website.

All speaker info and slides are available on the TechShare Pro 2019 schedule page.

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