Advances in technology mean we can and should increasingly build accessibility into the design of our devices and applications facilitating our digital lifestyles. The mobile device, accompanied by its accessories and array of apps,  can bring the world’s disabled billion into the marketplace as consumers of services.

In July 2021, MEF in association with Lewis Insights & Syncwords, presented a live roundtable discussion on key findings from MEF’s report: The Hidden Segment – The World’s disabled billion followed by A debate on Awareness, Education, Inclusion and Opportunity with Government, Education, and Industry on how the present will shape the future, and what you can do to help.

MEF Roundtable - Video On Demand

People With Disability – Full Recording

MEF Welcome

 

  • Introduction By Andrew Bud CBE, MEF Global Chair person.
  • Chris Lewis and MEF CEO Dario Betti presents the key findings from The Hidden Segment Report

Stakeholder Discussion

 

  • Frances West, Founder of Frances WestCo, Former IBM Chief Accessibility Officer, Chair of Strategy & Development Committe – G3ict
  • Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion – Ability Net
  • Neil Milliken, Global Head of Accessibility & Inclusion – Atos
  • Hector Minto, Senior Technology Evangelist – Microsoft

The Future – Discussion

  • Frances West, Founder of Frances WestCo, Former IBM Chief Accessibility Officer, Chair of Strategy & Development Committe – G3ict
  • Robin Christopherson, Head of Digital Inclusion – Ability Net
  • Neil Milliken, Global Head of Accessibility & Inclusion – Atos
  • Hector Minto, Senior Technology Evangelist – Microsoft
  • Gio Galvez, VP of Business Development – Syncwords
  • Crosby Cromwell, Chief Partnerships Officer, The Valuable 500
  • Chris Patnoe, Head of Accessibility Programs and Disability Inclusion – Google

Live Captions – Presentation

  • Gio Galvez, VP of Business Development, Syncwords

The Valuable 500

 

  • Crosby Cromwell – Chief Partnerships Officer, The Valuable 500

Recorded Interviews

 

  • Dr Mike Short (CBE FREng FIET FBCS FITP), Chief Scientific Advisor – Department for International Trade (DIT)
  • Larry Goldberg, Head of Accessibility – Verizon Media
  • François-René Germain, Group Chief Accessibility Officer VP Innovation / Social Engagement – Orange Innovation
  • Sirena Chan, International HR Director – Rakuten Viber