Looking at the future of tech at BDF’s Technology Taskforce Showcase

By Ross Linnett, Recite Me CEO & Founder

What does the future of technology look like? How it will support people with disabilities?

I’m looking forward to exploring the answers to these questions with my colleague Martin Robertson at the Business Disability Forum Technology Taskforce Showcase 2018, which takes place in London tomorrow.

The event will show how people with disabilities can make the most of new, innovative and emerging technology including artificial intelligence (AI) and smart technology.

Industry experts will discuss how AI, virtual reality and smart systems can impact our lives, and a Technology Taskforce panel will discuss this in more detail and answer audience questions about the future of technology.

You can also find out more about the latest developments in assistive technology at the event’s exhibition area.

This will be particularly interesting to me, as it is to the rest of the team at Recite Me, because we are always keen to keep abreast with change in order to develop our own accessibility software over time.

I’m also looking forward to hearing speakers like Paul Smyth, Head of Digital Accessibility at Barclays. He will be talking about the future for banking with AI and how this will support Barclays’ disabled customers, amongst other things.

And it will also be great to listen to Robin Christopherson, who is a founding member, and now Head of Accessibility of UK digital accessibility charity AbilityNet.

Robin has championed web accessibility for many years and he recently wrote a blog for Recite Me about how websites must be more accessible if we want disabled more people to find jobs.

Robin will be sharing his knowledge of how Smart technology like the Amazon Echo can support people in the workplace, and he will also be talking about his view of the future of AI.

Are you going to the event? If you see me there please feel free to come and say hello. I’m always keen to talk about accessibility and how Recite Me can help your organisation to reach the widest possible audience through your website.

Also, tweet us @reciteme to let us know if you’re going, we look forward to hearing from you and exploring the future of technology at the event.

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