Robin  Christopherson 

Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet

After Cambridge University, Robin worked as an IT instructor for the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) and became a founding member of UK tech charity AbilityNet.  

Now globally acclaimed as leading experts in the field, AbilityNet specialises in advising individuals on adaptive and assistive technology, as well as helping clients design attractive websites that are easy to use by all.

A member of the Guild of Accessible Web Designers, Robin has a first-hand appreciation of the importance of good web design and its impact on accessibility. In 2017, Robin was awarded with an MBE in the new year's honours list, for his services to digital inclusion.  

Robin's projects have included raising awareness through a busy public speaking schedule in Europe and the US, and co-hosting AbilityNet's Tech for All podcast.

Robin is also very active in advising government and organisations in the area of digital strategy. He serves on both parliamentary groups for assistive technology and disability (the APPGAT and APPGD), as well as providing on-going input into the Government Digital Strategy and directly to the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport).

 

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