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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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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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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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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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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

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TSP29 Session: Understanding the potential of mobile phones as assistive technologies

TSP29 Session: Understanding the potential of mobile phones as assistive technologies

February 18, 2020

Another great episode today. It's the Groupe Speciale Mobile (GSM) Association's take on the potential of mobile phones to change the lives of disabled people. Don't I know it.

Speaker:
Clara Aranda-Jan, Insights Manager, GSMA 

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TSP28 Panel: Accessible Immersive Experiences

TSP28 Panel: Accessible Immersive Experiences

February 13, 2020

Creating accessible immersive experiences for multi-media audiences is at the forefront of industry best practice. Let's hear from the experts who are pushing the frontiers of future, inclusive experiences.

Chair

Dr. Ben Shirley, Acoustic Research Centre, University of Salford

Panelists 

  • Larry Goldberg, Senior Director & Head of Accessibility, Verizon Media
  • Dr Chris Hughes, Computer Science Lecturer, University of Salford
  • Rupert Brun, Broadcast Consultant, Fraunhofer
  • Jamie Hindhaugh, Chief Operating Officer, BT Sport

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TSP27 Session: Haben Girma & Paul Walsh on accessibility the Lenovo way

TSP27 Session: Haben Girma & Paul Walsh on accessibility the Lenovo way

February 10, 2020

Today's is a great session by two experts from Lenovo; Paul Walsh and Haben Girma. I'm sure everyone who attended the session (or heard our earlier interview with them both) would agree that Haben is the real superstar here (sorry Paul). She is the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, an advocate for people with disabilities and the first Lenovo Accessibility and Inclusion Advisor.

She travels the world teaching individuals and organisations how inclusion is an opportunity for innovation, which aligns perfectly with Lenovo’s vision of a world that delivers Smarter Technology for All and a digital future that is inclusive of everyone, everywhere.

Speakers 

Paul Walsh, Chief Digital Officer, Lenovo
Haben Girma, Accessibility and Inclusion Advisor, Lenovo

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