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Ross Atkin Associates
Research, design and development

Posts Tagged ‘Assistive Technology’

Ross Atkin speaks from lectern, Disability Innovation Summit is written on a screen behind him. As sign language interpreter stands to his right.

I was invited to speak at the Global Disability Innovation Summit held at Here East on the Olympic Park in London. I shared a slot with Tom Watt-Smith, the showrunner (producer and director) for The Big Life Fix. Tom introduced the program and covered the cultural trends that lead to a program about assistive technology getting commissioned in a primetime slot on BBC2. I used my slot to reflect on the approach we took to developing technology during the program and look at the strengths and weaknesses of scaling it to help more disabled people. I drew on some of the arguments Sam […]