In the past decade there has been a significant improvement in the provision of assistive technologies being built into our everyday devices.. As a result, people with disability have found it easier to engage with the web and apps. While the accessibility of web content can remain a challenge, current web and ISO standards are well placed to provide guidance on the issues. Yet as emerging technologies continue to change our way of doing things such as IoT, driverless cars and Virtual Reality, will the trend of including access continue or will the support of people with disability become more of an afterthought as new products emerge? Dr Scot Hollier will explore the journey of digital access to date and highlight the technologies and possible initiatives that are likely to shape the future of inclusivity.
About the speaker:
Dr Scott Hollier specialises in the field of digital accessibility and is the author of the book ‘Outrunning the Night: a life journey of disability, determination and joy’.
With a Ph.D. in Internet Studies and project management experience across the not-for-profit, corporate and government sectors, Scott is an internationally-recognised researcher and speaker.
Scott is currently the Senior Lecturer for the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility at UniSA, co-founder of the Centre for Accessibility and Invited Expert for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Research Questions Task Force (RQTF). In addition, Scott is legally blind and as such has both a professional and personal understanding of the importance of accessibility.
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