SPA specialist group event.


Quintin Balsdon, Spotify


6:00pm - networking in BCS London over refreshments and nibbles
6:30pm - presentation begins
8:00pm approximately - pizzas arrive - further networking in BCS London
8:45pm - event ends


Making your applications accessible can appear to be a scary task - we generally have little knowledge of the tools, even less so for the communities we're trying to help. It can be so scary that sometimes we actively ignore the problem.

Yet ignoring it can be a very expensive mistake. For example, a musical instrument shop in Wisconsin was landed with an accessibility lawsuit recently and was forced to fix their web site, which cost far more than it would have done to design it correctly in the first place.

Join Quintin as he untangles some of the myths around accessibility and identifies the most impactful changes are you can make to your apps and where in the software development lifecycle to make them.

About the speaker

Quintin Balsdon

Quintin Balsdon is an Android engineer at Spotify. He has been developing Android apps since 2011. He specialises in Accessibility, making applications easier to use for people with disabilities. He's also a proponent of test driven development, internet of things and artificial intelligence.

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Hybrid event: Design for Accessibility
Date and time
Tuesday 7 May, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue