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 AbilityNet in 1998.
Now globally acclaimed as leading experts in the field, AbilityNet specialises in accessibility auditing and disabled user testing, as well as helping clients design attractive websites that are both accessible and 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.
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.
Why Blind Users Love iOS
Presented at Camp Digital 2012
Robin demonstrates the amazing potential that mobile devices (and even more so their apps) have to change the lives of users with disabilities.
Find out why a camera is so vital for blind users, and how apps that cost a few pence are replacing specialist bits of kit costing thousands of pounds.
Inclusive design has a compelling legal and moral case but it is also an absolute commercial imperative. Robin goes on to explain why it's so vital that every single app you develop should have accessibility well and truly baked in.