The revolution is happening: wireless broadband, mobile devices and cloud computing are driving the consumerisation of software and content, exploding access and business models into a million pieces. For the disabled user, there are both new opportunities, such as increased personalisation of access devices, and new barriers, like the obsolescence of trusted technologies.
eAccess 12: Ian Litterick, closing plenary
Cloud, mobile andconsumerisation: Ian LitterickIansyst Executive Chairman BATA Council 1
A bit about BATA: British Assistive Technology Association; Founded 5 October 2009; Martin Littler of Inclusive Technology; 44 other founding members; www.bataonline.org Users & professionals – not just a trade association.
Our Aims: To campaign for the rights and interests of those needing Assistive Technology. To provide expert and impartial support and advice to government departments and agencies. To educate and inform widely on the benefits of Assistive Technology. To promote British Assistive Technology products and expertise at home and overseas.
Cloud, mobile andconsumerisation: Hurrah! High quality, low cost apps; Designed-in AT (iOS) and accessibility; Everything is digital; Anytime, anywhere, in your pocket; Oh so normal;
But Ouch! Resistance to realistic pricing? How to proselytise? Will crowd approval be enough? How to make a living for AT companies? Is there enough left after the Apple 80% for a sustainable business? Will Apple let you do it? Services and support??
BYOD Compatibility; Trainers syndrome; So Classrooms of tablets Updating & management; Security & management in business
Cloud: Speed of development/improvement; Quick and easy updates; Shared standards – how I want it, everywhere: GPII - Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure Not quite anytime anywhere: Bill shock
Please join! So we can do more: www.bataonline.org