Disability, Accessibility, Personalisation, Inclusion and Design

When: 8th Nov 2016, 18:30 - 8th Nov 2016, 20:00
Where: The Park Inn, Tavistock Suite, 2 St Mary's Street, Bedford, MK42 0AR
Town/City: Bedford
Organiser: BCS Bedford Branch
Price: Free

Speaker: Peter Abrahams Secretary, BCS Digital Accessibility Specialist Group


An introductory talk about inclusive design:

  • What do the words in the title mean in an information technology environment?
  • How do they relate to each other?
  • How do you design for people with disabilities?
  • Why thinking about disability creates better design for all.

The conclusion of the talk will be that “Inclusive Design is a win-win strategy and everyone should do it”.

About the speaker:

Peter joined IBM as a student in 1966. Specialised in databases and system design. Retired in 2003 and joined Bloor Research.

In 2004 his experience with some disabled friends and a report by the Disabilities Rights Commission prompted him to start research into IT accessibility for the disabled. Recognising the growing importance of this area he set up Bloor's Usability and Accessibility practice and now devotes most of his research to this area.

He is a founder member and secretary of the BCS Digital Accessibility Specialist Group.


  • 6.00pm - Registration, refreshments and networking
  • 6.30pm - Guest Speaker - Peter Abrahams
  • 7.20pm - Opportunity to question the speaker
  • 7.45pm - Opportunity to network and talk to the speaker