We’ve been meaning to hold an event on this important topic for absolutely ages, and it’s an enormous pleasure to announce that we are now doing so to coincide with the launch of Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards 2012.
It’s not just that inclusive design is virtuous, it seems clear to me that inclusive design is “good design” for everyone and is also commercially sensible design.
Yet for some reason this is not widely discussed in the context of mobile, but should be.
To help us understand this area more clearly Henny Swan (Senior Accessibility Specialist at the BBC) will make some introductory remarks to set the scene for us.
Following that we have a panel discussion chaired by Robin Spinks of the RNIB (Principal Manager, Digital Accessibility) and he’ll be joined by Henny Swan (BBC), Damon Rose (Ouch! Podcast producer & BBC News journalist), Suzette Keith (Usability and Accessibility Researcher & Visiting academic at Middlesex University) and Abdi Gas (FA Board, Disability Equality Advisory Group at the Football Association).
This year’s Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards will follow the same format as last year’s extremely successful awards. With four prizes each of EUR 50k this is something you should be paying attention to and wonder why you are not entering if you are eligible! We’ll be hearing more about the awards at the event, so come and find out.
Registration and event details: http://momolondon-2012-06-11-y.eventbrite.co.uk/
6.00pm Doors Open
- to Vodafone Smart Accessibility Awards 2012
- to Inclusive and Accessible Design by Henny Swan
6.50pm Panel Session
As usual Mobile Monday London attendance is free and registration is now open - this should be a really interesting evening!
University College London (Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT) in the Darwin Lecture Theatre
Nearest tube stations are: Euston Square, Goodge Street, Warren Street and Euston
Please not it’s NOT our usual Centre Point location
Mobilising the community, mobilising social change: At the heart of our foundation is the belief that our mobile communications technologies can address some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges and our responsibility is to utilise our innovative mobile technology in mobilising social change and improving people’s lives.
To achieve this objective the Vodafone Foundation invests in the communities in which Vodafone operates and is at the centre of a network of Vodafone’s global and local social investment programmes.
Globally, our Foundation makes social investments by funding projects which support disaster relief and preparedness including our Red Alert Programme, through projects which use mobile technology for the benefit of all, and via our unique World of Difference programme.
In countries in which Vodafone operates, our social investment is delivered by a unique footprint of 26 Vodafone Foundations and social investment programmes. These programmes are directed and chosen by the Foundation Trustees and receive funding from the Vodafone Foundation in the UK as well as their local Vodafone company.
Many thanks to UCL Advances for their support.
Meanwhile: Looking forward to seeing lots of people Friday at Bletchley Park for Over the Air.
Till then or the 11 June..