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BCS Bedford Event: Disability, Accessibility, Personalisation, inclusion and Design


                    Disability, Accessibility, Personalisation,
                Inclusion and Design
                       Peter Abrahams
                               Secretary, BCS Digital Accessibility Specialist Group

Tuesday, 8th November 2016
6.30-8.00pm
(Registration starts at 6:00pm)
Tavistock Suite
The Park Inn Hotel, 2 St Mary's Street,
Bedford MK42 0AR
(Free Parking at the rear – Inform Hotel Reception)


                                   


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.

Agenda
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

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