Later this month will mark the tenth anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. To mark the occasion, we're hosting our first ever Festival of Accessibility. In the run up, we're celebrating the achievements that have been made in the digital inclusion space so far. And reveling over what's about to come.
In this podcast episode, hear from Ryan Graham, Texthelp's Chief Technology Officer. He'll take you on a journey through time. Delving into the past, present and future of the digital space.
In this episode we’re joined by 4 educational experts, and friends of Texthelp, who have co-written a fantastic new book about inclusive learning. The book is called Inclusive Learning 365, and is being published by ISTE - the International Society for Technology in Education. If you work in education this book will become your daily companion, with 365 strategies that you can use to provide the best learning experience. We’re going to take a look at some of these strategies in today’s podcast.
The authors Chris Bugaj, Karen Janowski, Mike Marotta and Beth Poss come from a variety of backgrounds in education. We’ll meet them all shortly and find out a bit more about them and what drove them to write this book.
In this episode of Texthelp Talks, we are joined by Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet. Robin shares with us his experiences as a blind professional working in the digital inclusion space. He talks to us about the impact of digital inaccessibility on himself as a blind user but also more broadly on companies and businesses and their customers, services and employees. He also explores solutions to common challenges that organizations face when striving for inclusivity.
In this episode of Texthelp Talks, we're joined by Gordon McCullough, CEO of Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RIDC). Listen as we chat to Gordon about the benefits of inclusive design in the digital environment. Explore when and how we should be building in user research and testing. And gain expert insights that'll help you to ensure your digital services and products are accessible and usable by all.
In this episode of Texthelp Talks, our host Patrick McGrath is joined by Robert Quigley and Tania Mackie from Highland Council in Scotland. They discuss their journey of rolling out and implementing over 30,000 Chromebook devices to students in their local authority. Which was driven by their commitment to digital learning and inclusion.
In this special edition of Texthelp Talks, we celebrate NI Apprenticeships Week by sitting down for a chat with the people involved in Texthelp's very own apprenticeship scheme. Join us to find out more about the benefits of apprenticeships and how you can get involved as a business or as an apprentice.