Robin is Head of Digital Inclusion and part of the globally-acclaimed accessibility and tech team of AbilityNet and has spoken at numerous events in recent years. Robin is himself blind but effortlessly enthrals the audience with deft demonstrations of good and bad practice in website and mobile accessibility.
Despite being blind Robin uses technology very effectively — using speech output to access computers, the internet, his iPhone and many other technologies to assist him in his work. More importantly he has a first-hand appreciation of the importance of web and mobile design and its impact on accessibility and usability for every customer.
Robin also has courtroom experience as an expert technical witness in the area of assistive technology and in software, systems and website accessibility. In addition, he advises companies on their obligations under the Equality Act and the Disability Equality Duty — including the evaluation of case specific reasonable adjustment.