Accessibility Insights with Hector Minto of Microsoft

Robin Christopherson and Hector Minto profile imagesWelcome back to series two of our popular Accessibility Insights web broadcast series. On Tuesday 13th of September, Robin Christopherson MBE, Head of Digital Inclusion at AbilityNet chatted to Hector Minto, Director of Accessibility, Lead Technology Evangelist at Microsoft.

AbilityNet's, Robin Christopherson MBE, meets with accessibility leaders from the global accessibility community who take a lead in building a digital world accessible to all. 

This webinar is likely to be useful to developers, designers, accessibility professionals, leaders, content writers, HR professionals and those who want to improve the accessibility of their products and organisations. 

Our impressive guests have included Chief Accessibility Officers, Heads of Accessibility and similar roles at organisations including Microsoft, Google, Barclays, Apple and Verizon Media. 

About Hector

Hector Minto has worked in the field of Assistive Technology (AT) and accessibility for over 25 years, working with both established and emerging technologies, maximising their effectiveness across the wide range of people with physical, learning and sensory disabilities.
Hector is the current UK Government Disability and Access Ambassador for the Technology and Website sectors.  Hector leads Microsoft customer and partner engagement strategy for accessibility, growing awareness of assistive technology inside the largest employers across all geographies.

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This webinar lasted 30 minutes and included an opportunity to pose questions to the guest, please see below the questions and answers from Robin. You can sign up to our next free webinar in our AbilityNet Live webinar series. You can find an archive of our webinars on our website and we also offer paid role-based accessibility training.

Q: Are there any accessibility Microsoft certifications which can be done?

Robin: I would recommend looking at the internationally-recognised professional CPD certs at International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).

Q: I’m starting a digital accessibility apprenticeship - any advice for an excited neophyte starting out?

Robin: AbilityNet has a range of free resources to help you learn more about digital accessibility including our upcoming free Introduction to Digital Accessibility training course and a free guide based on interviews with key staff at the BBC, Google, Intuit, Microsoft and Ubisoft about their very different Accessibility Champions Networks. AbilityNet also has high-quality online training courses to help you build skills in accessibility and inclusive design.

You can also visit the excellent online resources such as and International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).

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Date of webinar: 
13 Sep 2022 - 13:00