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.
Do You See Through Glass?
Presented at Camp Digital 2014.
Is Google Glass the first drop of a tidal wave of wearable technologies or just a pair of goofy goggles?
Robin Christopherson, of leading inclusive tech experts AbilityNet, will share (and more importantly - demonstrate) how tomorrow's wearables empower users beyond just taking photos and checking your texts.
Robin, who is blind, is an excellent first-hand example of how the choices developers make can provide for all users if they simply design for inclusion. Will you be part of the Everybody Technology future?