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.
Robin also has courtroom experience as an expert technical witness in the area of assistive technology and in software, systems and website accessibility.
In addition, he advises companies on their obligations under the Equality Act and the Disability Equality Duty, including the evaluation of case specific reasonable adjustment.
The wearable technology revolution
Presented at Camp Digital 2013.
Robin Christopherson, of the leading UK inclusive tech experts AbilityNet, will take the stage to thoroughly and wonderfully blast away any preconceptions you may have about the potential of technology to create a truly inclusive future.
Being blind himself, he provides us with an excellent first-hand example of the choices we can provide for all our customers and users, if we simply design with an eye for inclusion.
Robin will be talking about (but more importantly demonstrating) the truly empowering nature of technology. From AI to robots, from apps to wearables he'll be showing how putting truly inclusive design at the heart of the customer experience has the power to change and even transform people's lives regardless of ability or environment.
Will you be part of the Everybody Technology future?