George Rhodes

George is the Director of All Able and Digital Accessibility Lead at University of Westminster.

Session: Accessibility Surgery

Strand: Engaging people

Where: M Shed, Bristol / Hybrid – streamed online

When: 15:00 – 15:45, Tuesday 14th November 2023

George is an experienced digital accessibility specialist, having worked in a wide variety of industries including; central and local governments, education, NHS, law enforcement and a wide variety of private businesses.

For several years George’s focus has been on the delivery of accessible and inclusive services for all citizens. Known for his extensive knowledge on UK accessibility legislation, he is the author of the original accessibility statement monitoring in Europe and his work on both statements and disproportionate burden misuse has been discussed by the European Commission as an exemplar for delivering accessibility for public services.

His years of involvement with academia have seen George guest lecturing about accessibility as part of Computer Science curriculums and help set best practice for accessibility in educational materials. George worked with the British Computing Society to develop the Digital Accessibility Specialist Degree Apprenticeship Curriculum.

George’s doctoral research is focussed on tactile alternative formats and how new technology offers opportunities to advance options for users.

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