I’m a developer and designer with ocular albinism. When I became registered as disabled in 2008, it made me reconsider almost everything about the way I live my life. Admitting to myself that I had a disability was one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. But over time it’s also been liberating. By covering up my disability, I was making life more difficult for myself. By being honest and open about my weaknesses, I’ve found the freedom to be more creative, more pragmatic, and to participate more effectively.
But the world I find myself living in isn’t as inclusive or as accessible as I’d like it to be. In this presentation I’ll explain how small but significant shifts in the way we think about disability can go a long way towards improving inclusiveness, help us think more pragmatically about how we use technology, and help to break down barriers which shouldn’t exist in the 21st century. You’ll learn:
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