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International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

Panel discussions with industry leaders around what organisations are doing around accessibility and inclusion and their focus for the future.

Accessible Design & Technology Panel Discussion

Hear how our panel of accessibility experts and advocates have fostered accessible design and technology in their different organisations.They’ll explain the challenges, changes and impact, and their thoughts on the future of accessible technologies and ways of working. 



  • Manish Agrawal, Senior PM Accessibility, Microsoft
  • Shadi Abou-Zahra, Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist, W3C
  • Kendall Akhurst,  Product Owner, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Alison Walden, Senior Director Technology, Publicis Sapient
  • Matt Roberts, Lead Digital Designer and User Experience Manager, Sightsavers
Accessible Design & Technology Panel Discussion

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Hear from our panel of senior sponsors of the disability and accessibility agenda in client organisations. They will discuss the pragmatic steps organisations have taken, and plan to take, to enable the disability agenda. The panel will highlight the gaps they see and why it’s important to work hand in hand to address those gaps regionally and globally. 



  • Ron Shamah,  Executive Vice President, Publicis Sapient
  • Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict
  • Jodie Greer, IT Accessibility Lead, Shell
  • Mike Ellis, Head of Accessibility, T-Mobile
  • Kelsey Hall, Global Digital Accessibility Team, McDonalds
  • Michael Vermeersch, Digital Inclusion Lead UK, Microsoft
  • Mark Smith, Vice President, Publicis Sapient
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