TechShare Pro is back for 2021

AbilityNet TechShare Pro is Europe’s biggest event for accessibility and inclusive design and is back for a fifth year - taking place online on 16, 17 and 18 November 2021. It brings together digital accessibility and inclusion specialists from Europe and beyond, with three days of inspirational talks and insights from global industry leaders, covering themes such as business advantage, policy, culture change and leadership.

Mark Walker, Head of Marketing at AbilityNet, is delighted to announce this year’s event: “TechShare Pro 2020 attracted over 900 delegates from over 300 organisations, and this year we’re expecting the conference to be even bigger. Our vision is that we want to build ‘a digital world accessible to all’ so TechShare Pro is our way to bring people together to connect, learn, and broaden their experience in the digital accessibility arena.” 

The programme includes a range of sessions, including keynotes and panel sessions with key industry players, roundtable conversations and interactive sessions, and a chance to connect sponsors and partners such as Microsoft, Barclays, Facebook, Google, Intuit, Sony, Valuable 500, Business Disability Forum and many more. 

Topics covered including the business advantage of accessibility and inclusion, legislation and accessibility, inclusive workplaces, how to meet European and UK public sector accessibility regulations, accessibility leadership and changing culture, hands on accessibility skills and much more - there’s something for everyone from every industry. There will also be lots of opportunities for networking with the accessibility and inclusion tech community from around the world. 

Hector Minto is ‎Global Lead Accessibility Evangelism at Microsoft who are the Gold Sponsors for this year’s event.  

“We’re delighted to be involved in this years’ TechShare Pro as lead sponsors,” he said. ”This event is a great way to highlight the need for further digital inclusion and accessibility awareness across all industries. Microsoft prides itself on digital accessibility and we’re excited to share insights and support delegates on their digital accessibility journey.” 

AbilityNet is also working with IT Pro as this year's media partner. Maggie Holland is global editorial director and head of content at IT Pro which is a comprehensive news & reviews hub for IT professionals. 

“IT Pro is thrilled to be joining forces with AbilityNet as the media partner for TechShare Pro.’ She said. “IT Pro provides real-world insight and advice to guide business and technology decision-makers, and that includes raising awareness and discussing key accessibility topics, so it completely aligns with our expertise and values.” 

Early bird tickets are on sale until 31 August.

NEW TechShare Pro 365

Accessibility is a year-round topic so we have also created TechShare Pro 365 – a series of articles, interviews and a regular newsletter with accessibility and inclusion content and learning resources. Find out more at TechShare Pro 365.