How do we galvanise the tech industry to include disability?
We heard how accessibility and disability tech start-ups are improving the lives of disabled people and helping drive economic growth on 7th September, 5-6pm online.
About this Event
Use of technology is an increasing part of everyone’s lives, but can leave people behind. More awareness is needed on how technology can improve lives of people with disabilities.
Tech for Disability showcases the value of accessibility and disability tech start-ups in improving the lives of disabled people and advocates for the tech industry to consider and embed universal accessibility in all their products.
We do this by connecting the technology and disability communities at the intersection of:
- user needs
- technology innovation
- the necessity for accessible tech
We also want to ensure all tech start-ups include accessibility.
Who is this event for?
- Tech startups developing products to benefit disability
- Other tech startups who want to make their products accessible to all
- Investors in disability technology
- Disability advocates and the community who want to explore the value of technology
- All interested in how technology can specifically benefit the disabled
- Martyn Sibley, Co-founder and CEO, the Purple Goat Agency and Disability Horizons
Introduction to the world of disability; the value accessibility and disability tech start-ups bring to the disabled and the economy
- Elizabeth Takyi, Founder and CEO, Aspire2Inspire Dyslexia CIC
How technology has helped Elizabeth shape her world and the challenges she believes need to be addressed by technology for disability
- Matthew Johnston, Technical Delivery Consultant – Thoughtworks
The importance of including accessibility in tech product design from the start and the Future of tech for disabilities