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6th - 7th July 2022
NEC, Birmingham

2021 Speaker Line Up

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Ben Watson

Ben Watson

Director, All Able
United Kingdom

Ben, a former law librarian and qualified teacher, has a passion for inclusive design, researching and implementing approaches to inclusive information and technology provision for education.

Ben has worked with all UK education sectors (primary, secondary, further and higher education). In 2015 he initiated the OPERA (Opportunity, Productivity, Engagement, Reducing barriers, Achievement) project which received the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Support for Students 2018.

Ben is also one of the founding chairs of the Further and Higher Education Digital Accessibility Working Group (FHEDAWG) which has worked directly with the Government Digital Service to develop sector leading guidance for the Higher and Further Education sectors on meeting accessibility compliance legal obligations.

Ben holds two Masters degrees associated with education and learning development, and is undertaking a PhD at the University of Kent looking at the provision of accessible information in education and developing mechanisms for measuring its impact.