Disability, Accessibility, Personalisation, Inclusion and Design.

BCS Bedford, BCS Digital Accessibility Specialist Group and IET.

DateTuesday 08 Nov 2016

6:00 p.m. for 6:30


Tavistock suite, The Park Inn Hotel, 2 St Mary's Street, Bedford, MK42 0AR

SpeakerPeter Abrahams, Secretary, BCS Digital Accessibility Specialist Group.

An introductory talk about inclusive design:

  • What do the words in the title mean in an information technology environment?
  • How do they relate to one another?
  • How do you design for people with disabilities?
  • Why thinking about disability creates better design for all.

The conclusion of the talk will be that "Inclusive Design is a win-win, everyone should do it".


PhotoPeter joined IBM as a student in 1966. Specialised in databases and system design. Retired in 2003 and joined Bloor Research.

In 2004 his experience with some disabled friends and a report by the Disabilities Rights Commission prompted him to start research into IT Accessibility for the disabled. Recognising the growing importance of this area, he set up Bloor's Usability and Accessibility practice and now devotes most of his research to this area.

He is a founder member and secretary of the BCS Digital Accessibility Specialist Group.

Time Activity
6.00pm Registration, refreshments and networking
6:30pm Guest Speaker - Peter Abrahams.
7:20pm Opportunity to question the speaker.
7:45pm Opportunity to network and talk with the speaker
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