eAccess 12: Ian Litterick, closing plenary

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eAccess 12: Talk by Ian Litterick, Founder of iansyst, to the closing plenary session at eAccess 12, 28 June 2012. www.headstar.com/eaccess12

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  • 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

    1. 1. Cloud, mobile andconsumerisation: Ian LitterickIansyst Executive Chairman BATA Council 1
    2. 2. 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.
    3. 3. 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.
    4. 4. 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;
    5. 5. 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??
    6. 6. BYOD Compatibility; Trainers syndrome; So Classrooms of tablets  Updating & management; Security & management in business
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. Please join! So we can do more: www.bataonline.org

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