IAAP Nordic Conference, 23 November at 13:00-16:00 CET

13:00 Welcome and introductory remarks

Christopher M. Lee, Managing Director of IAAP 
Frida Sandberg
, Project Manager, IAAP Nordic

13:15 Impact of certification for accessibility professionals 

Christopher M. Lee, Ph.D. is an international expert in the accessibility field. He is an author and public speaker on learning disabilities and assistive technology. He has received and served as principal investigator on numerous research grants and contracts. Christopher serves a Managing Director of the IAAP. 

Samantha Evans, Certification Manager, IAAP

Christopher Lee. Photo.

13:30 How Deutsche Telekom has built accessibility into their business
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with 178 million mobile customers, 28 million fixed-network lines, and 20 million broadband lines. Anne-Marie Nebe will share Deutsche Telekom's methods for centering accessibility as a goal for the company and describe how they make sure that they get returns on their investment in this work. She will also share accessibility tips for different roles in the software development process.

Anne-Marie Nebe studied graphic design at the Bauhaus Dessau. As a freelancer and honorary lecturer, she worked primarily in the areas of design, typography and cross-media development. As an Accessibility & Usability Expert at T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH and as Head of the Accessibility Working Group at German UPA, she is responsible for inclusion by means of accessible IT.

Photo of Ann-Marie Nebe

14:00 Break

14:15 I care, how can I engage others?
How can you go from being one crazy accessibility passionista, screaming loudly without anyone really listening to having a team of people engaging and caring? I will share my ideas and learnings implementing an accessibility culture in a company with a broad competence scale.

Erik Gustafsson works as Accessibility Specialist at Digitalist. His passion is accessibility, removing barriers to enable people to be the most they can be. Things I love but do not do that often as I'd like is going to rock concerts, drinking weird beer and playing Disc Golf.

Picture of Erik Gustavsson.

How to build accessibility into your organisation - BBC Accessibility Champions
Who needs a team when you can have an army?

An Accessibility Champions Network is a great way extend your reach and change the culture of your organisation, making inclusive design and development business as usual. The BBC’s Champions Network is reaching 10 years old, so what make’s it work? How do you implement one in your organisation? How do you maintain interest and enthusiasm over time?

Charlie Turrell has recently joined the Accessibility team at the BBC and has taken over the management of their Accessibility Champions Network. Charlie has a varied background, including working with young people with additional needs. Charlie is looking to evolve the network using a more people centered approach.

Gareth Ford Williams, Head of UX, BBC
He established the digital accessibility team at the BBC 15 years ago, set up what is arguably the first accessibility champions network. Outside of the BBC he is very interested in cognitive accessibility, especially typeface design, and in his day-to-day job he looks for ways of making making accessibility work at scale.


15:25 Break
15:30 Panel discussion with all speakers

Moderator: Christopher M. Lee.

16.00 Thank you for today!