TechSharePro 2018 , Barclays Bank, Canary Wharf

TechSharePro 2018

Attended the TechSharePro event At Barclays, Canary Wharf today. Here are some of the highlights

Google Accessibility

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

Accessibility Theatre

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 stats!!

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.

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