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TSP52: Accessibility Insights with Jonathan Mosen, CEO of Workbridge

TSP52: Accessibility Insights with Jonathan Mosen, CEO of Workbridge

October 12, 2021

Jonathan Mosen MNZM is CEO of Workbridge, an organisation that "gives employers access to skilled and capable workers, and gives people with disabilities a fair go in the workforce." 

He joins us as the October guest in our free Accessibility Insights webinar series, now on its 16th episode. This podcast is 

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

Workbridge is New Zealand's largest disability employment agency, and Jonathan is a veteran disability rights campaigner.

A Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) and winner of the Impact Award for his contribution to the disability community, Jonathan’s advocacy has led to significant legislative change in New Zealand, including the passage of New Zealand’s world-leading copyright legislation which ultimately led to the Marrakesh Treaty. Additionally, Jonathan has held senior leadership positions at global assistive technology companies HumanWare, Freedom Scientific and AIRA.

Jonathan also has lived experience of disability, being totally blind and hard of hearing. He hosts the 

weekly Mosen At Large podcast, which brings a global community together for a live radio show and podcast discussing tech, living with blindness and more.

On this webinar recording, Jonathan and Robin discussed topics including:

  • Disabled people in education and the workplace
  • Changes to disability rights and cutting edge technology
  • The role assistive technology plays in the world today
  • Leadership, values and the needs of a diverse workforce

You can download a transcript of this session from the AbilityNet website and view the video recording of the webinar on the AbilityNet website, where you will also find additional Q&As.

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

TSP51: Accessibility Insights with Susanna Laurin of Funka and IAAP

TSP51: Accessibility Insights with Susanna Laurin of Funka and IAAP

September 7, 2021

Susanna Laurin, chairman and Chief Research and Innovation Officer at Funka, and also Representative to the EU for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) joined us as the September guest in our free Accessibility Insights webinar series, now on its 15th episode.

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

Susanna has more than 20 years experience in working with disability-related issues in senior roles, with several assignments for the European Commission. She led the expert group supporting the Commission during the transposition of the Web Accessibility Directive, and she is currently part of the team carrying out the review of the same legislation.

On the webinar, Susanna and Robin discussed topics including:

  • Development of the accessibility profession in Europe 
  • User testing for accessibility
  • The challenges for accessibility enforcement
  • IAAP's role in promoting the accessibility profession 

You can download a transcript of this session from the AbilityNet website and view the video recording of the webinar on the AbilityNet website, where you will also find additional Q&As.

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

TSP50: Accessibility Insights with Ursula Dolton from British Heart Foundation

TSP50: Accessibility Insights with Ursula Dolton from British Heart Foundation

August 10, 2021

Ursula Dolton of British Heart Foundation (BHF), who has been championing digital improvements at the major UK charity, as its first ever Chief Technology Officer, joins us as our guest in our free Accessibility Insights webinar series.

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

Ursula is responsible for delivering BHF’s technology strategy in support of its charitable objectives. She has worked in technology leadership positions within major commercial organisations including at Cadbury, Citi Group and Jaguar Land Rover, and also the university sector.

On the webinar, Ursula and Robin discuss topics including:

  • How her charity, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, focuses on diversity and inclusion within its teams and recruitment processes
  • honing digital services for external customers and donors
  • how collaboration helps drive customer experiences, and
  • the changing role of a tech leader in the pandemic.

You can download a transcript of this session from the AbilityNet website and view the video recording of the webinar on the AbilityNet website, where you will also find additional Q&As.

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

TSP49: Accessibility Insights with Richard Morton from UK Government (CDDO)

TSP49: Accessibility Insights with Richard Morton from UK Government (CDDO)

July 7, 2021

In this audio extract from AbilityNet's monthly Accessibility Insights webinar series, we welcome Richard Morton, Head of Accessibility at the UK Government's Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) as the latest guest.

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.

On this webinar, introduced by AbilityNet's Annie Mannion, Richard and Robin discuss topics including:

  • accessibility policy changes over the past decade, 
  • the role of government in influencing accessibility developments,
  • the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations, and
  • how the government’s digital strategy might impact platforms going forward. 

You can download a transcript of this session from the AbilityNet website and view the video recording of the webinar on the AbilityNet website, where you will also find additional Q&As.

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

TSP48: Accessibility Insights with Larry Goldberg of Verizon Media

TSP48: Accessibility Insights with Larry Goldberg of Verizon Media

June 8, 2021

In this audio extract from AbilityNet's monthly Accessibility Insights webinar series, we welcome Larry Goldberg, Head of Accessibility at Verizon Media as the latest guest.

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.

On this webinar, introduced by AbilityNet's Annie Mannion, Larry Goldberg discusses topics including:

  • How technologies can both enable yet also create barriers for people with disabilities
  • How to support the next generation of accessibility professionals
  • Digital accessibility trends
  • Pushing the frontiers of future, inclusive experiences.

You can download a transcript of this session from the AbilityNet website and view the video recording of the webinar on the AbilityNet website, where you will also find additional Q&As.

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

TSP47: Accessibility Insights with Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon, co-founders of GAAD

TSP47: Accessibility Insights with Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon, co-founders of GAAD

May 4, 2021

In this audio extract from AbilityNet's monthly Accessibility Insights webinar series, we welcome Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon, co-founders of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) as the latest guests.

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.

On this webinar, introduced by AbilityNet's Annie Mannion, Jennison and Joe discussed their experiences creating GAAD, what they've learned along the way, and their plans for the future of inclusion and accessibility.

You can download a transcript of this session from the AbilityNet website and view the video recording of the webinar on the AbilityNet website, where you will also find additional Q&As.

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

TSP46: Accessibility Insights with Emma Pratt Richens of the BBC

TSP46: Accessibility Insights with Emma Pratt Richens of the BBC

April 7, 2021

In this audio extract from AbilityNet's monthly Accessibility Insights webinar series, we welcome Emma Pratt Richens, Accessibility Specialist at the BBC, as our latest guest.

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.

On this webinar, introduced by AbilityNet's Annie Mannion, Emma and Robin discussed:

  • Emma's decades of web experience including front-end web development, UX and accessibility-focused roles 
  • Developments in attitudes towards web accessibility
  • Accessibility, disability, and empathy while working from home during a pandemic
  • Technology's role within inclusive practices in the future

You can download a transcript of this session from the AbilityNet website and view the video recording of the webinar on the AbilityNet website, where you will also find additional Q&As.

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

TSP45: Accessibility Insights with Caroline Casey of The Valuable 500

TSP45: Accessibility Insights with Caroline Casey of The Valuable 500

March 16, 2021

In this audio extract from AbilityNet's monthly Accessibility Insights webinar series, we welcome Caroline Casey, founder of The Valuable 500, as the latest guest.

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.

On this webinar, introduced by AbilityNet's Annie Mannion, Caroline and Robin discussed:

  • recent highlights with The Valuable 500,
  • learnings about diversity and digital inclusion from COVID and remote working,
  • what the future looks like for people with disabilities, and
  • what needs to change to create more inclusive organisations.

You can download a transcript of this session from the AbilityNet website and view the video recording of the webinar on the AbilityNet website, where you will also find additional Q&As.

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

TSP44: Accessibility Insights with Sarah Herrlinger of Apple

TSP44: Accessibility Insights with Sarah Herrlinger of Apple

February 16, 2021

In this audio extract from AbilityNet's monthly Accessibility Insights webinar series, we welcome Sarah Herrlinger, Senior Director of Global Accessibility, Policy & Initiatives at Apple as the latest guest.

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.

On this webinar, introduced by AbilityNet's Annie Mannion, Sarah discussed Apple's accessibility developments over the past year, its experiences with Covid 19, and how the organisation prioritises inclusion.

You can download a transcript of this session from the AbilityNet website and view the video recording of the webinar 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.

TSP43: Accessibility Insights with Alejandro Moledo of the European Disability Forum

TSP43: Accessibility Insights with Alejandro Moledo of the European Disability Forum

January 20, 2021

In this audio extract from AbilityNet's monthly Accessibility Insights webinar series, we welcome Alejandro Moledo, Policy Coordinator at the European Disability Forum (EDF) as the latest guest.

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.

On this webinar, Alejandro discussed the recent EU legislation on accessibility (the European Accessibility Act), and accessibility issues across media, telecoms and emerging technologies (AI, robotics, smart environments) and more.

You can download a transcript of this session from the AbilityNet website and view the video recording of the webinar 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.

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