Leaders in Change is an established forum for leaders in the digital industry to talk about key areas of change they are driving, with conversations ranging from diversity and product development through to blockchain and automation.

After a summer break, we’re delighted to announce that our next event will be led by inclusion and accessibility thought leader Jonathan Hassell, and will be hosted by our friends at Capital One on the 9th October.

The details

Everyone’s talking about inclusive design. It is number 7 in LinkedIn’s ’50 Big Ideas for 2019’, and Microsoft and other tech giants are investing heavily in it.

Yet most organisations are still losing at least 20% of their customers – people with disabilities or who are ageing – who are unable to use their products and services.

Drawing on years of research, accessibility thought leader Jonathan Hassell will illuminate how you can minimise risk and increase profitability by embedding accessibility into your organisation.

You will leave this session with:

  • An understanding of the far-reaching business benefits of accessibility
  • The impact of effective Product and UX Leadership on accessibility
  • A clear framework to efficiently embed accessibility into the way you develop digital products, businesses and services.

Leaders in Change with Jonathan Hassell

Wednesday 9th October 2019, 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Capital One – The White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, London EC1Y 8AF

This event is aimed at people leading big changes across product, tech and operations. Seats are limited, and we expect a lot of interest in this event, so please email me asap if you’d like to attend at be@wearefutureheads.co.uk.

About Jonathan Hassell 

Jonathan has over 17 years’ experience of embedding accessibility and inclusive design into digital production teams and is a regular speaker and writer on topics of accessibility, inclusion, user-centred design and digital products and services. Previously Head of Accessibility at BBC, he is the author of the new international accessibility standard ISO 30071-1, based on his original UK standard BS 8878.

His book, ‘Including your missing 20% by embedding web and mobile accessibility’, now updated in a 2nd edition for 2019 – explores how businesses can effectively embed accessibility in products and services, and the value of doing so, from mitigating risk and setting out clear policies and procedures, through to improving customer experiences and increasing commercial growth.

You can connect with Jonathan on LinkedIn and Twitter, and find out more about his work at hassellinclusion.com.

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