The Business Case for Accessibility: Free webinar

This FREE webinar took place on 20 July 2021. It featured a panel of leaders from Accenture, AbilityNet, Intuit and the Business Disability Forum

The Business Case for accessibility webinar covered

  • Insights from Accenture on the Business Case for Accessibility,
  • An EXCLUSIVE look at the BDF's toolkit for building a business case for accessibility,
  • Statistics and first-hand insights on Inclusive Design from Robin Christopherson, MBE, AbilityNet's Head of Digital Inclusion,
  • A first-hand look at how Intuit designs software to ensure it is inclusive of everyone.

The Business Case for Accessibility - AbilityNet webinar slides via SlideShare


Useful Resources from the Business Case for Accessibility webinar

Useful resources from Accenture

Accenture has several ground-breaking reports, which make the Business Case for Accessibility. These include

  • Disability Inclusion Advantage: The study established the business case for employing and including more people with disabilities
  • Enabling Change: Discover the 8 culture factors that are closely linked to enhanced engagement and thriving among employees with disabilities
  • AI for Disability Inclusion: Elevates & extends the discussion about AI as an enabler for inclusion + accessibility for people with disabilities in the workplace

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Useful resources from AbilityNet

Useful resources from the Business Disability Forum

Useful resources provided by Intuit

World-class panel for The Business Case for Accessibility

Laurie A. Henneborn, Accenture

Laurie A. Henneborn is a managing director within Accenture's Research organisation and has 25+ years of research and leadership experience. 

Laurie is the executive sponsor for research and TL initiatives on Accenture’s Global Disability Inclusion Advisory Council and co-executive sponsor for the Metro NY Disability Employee Resource Group. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

Robin Christopherson, MBE, Head of Digital Inclusion, AbilityNet

Robin is Head of Digital Inclusion. Robin, who is blind, is an experienced speaker at national and international events, where he captivates audiences with demonstrations of website and app accessibility and the power of assistive technology.

He advises companies on their obligations under the Equality Act and the Disability Equality Duty, including evaluating case-specific reasonable adjustments.

Robin hosts AbilityNet's monthly Accessibility Insights webinars in conversation with global accessibility leaders, including heads of accessibility at Apple, Google, Microsoft ATOS and Barclays. 

Lucy Ruck, Leader of the Technology Taskforce, BDF

Lucy is an accessibility evangelist and an experienced speaker, including at AbilityNet's TechShare Pro. In addition, she leads the BDF's Technology Taskforce, which includes developing the taskforce's toolkit of information.

Reuben Evans, Senior Software Engineer for Intuit

Reuben Evans is a Senior Software Engineer at Intuit working on QuickBooks Online in the UK. Since joining Intuit in 2018, he has worked primarily on the UK tax and accounting offering in QuickBooks Online. In addition, he is the UK Accessibility lead for Intuit.

Date of webinar: 
20 Jul 2021 - 14:00