Attended the TechSharePro event At Barclays, Canary Wharf today. Here are some of the highlights
Voice access – control the whole of the device, voice control on a chromebook? Can’t wait to try it out!
Research – User research
Important ideas can come from just 5 people!
Accessible Media – 150,000 programmes with Audio Description
Channel 4 very good audio description
BBC no proprietry open standard format . Able to mix and create good audio description. Interchangeable media incorporating all types.
Samsung tv’s do have fairly good accessibility features
And a 32inch screen but alas you have to press the remote button to access voice control
National Theatre are using Smart glasses for open caption theatre. Brilliant idea and looks a cool place to visit if you are hearing impaired.
Great plans for the future
Body mapping for non-verbal communicating children – didnt quite catch this talk but sounded interesting as body image is everything in our culture these days
Neil Millican – Sustainable Accessibility
IAAP & Apprenticeship, RNIB, HEX DESIGN, ABILITYNET – recognised profession
Trail blazer group first intake for Apprenticeship in 2019
Reduced reality – filter over stimulation
Make disability factors mandatory (Amen!)
VivifyMe – Android and apple in the future . Launching August 2019
Dementia friendly app but can’t tell you what it does yet ! Because i honestly don’t know!
Lewis Hine – “friend finder”
“Prom in a box “ – live prom link through A1 robot – great idea to get teens and young people who because of illness miss so much to attend a prom.