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A11ylondon the future is deaf

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Keynote presentation at A11y London unconference on 19th September. It illustrates some of the issues and highlights statistics and is a personal perspective on the future is deaf.

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A11ylondon the future is deaf

  1. 1. The Future is Deaf Alison Smith Disability meets Digital Alison Smith alison@peskypeople.co.uk www.peskypeople.co.uk
  2. 2. Some of the companies we have challenge around digital accessibility issues with success
  3. 3. Website | widget | API | Access symbols www.gogenie.org
  4. 4. UK Statistics: Disability the reality UK (2008) £269.9 BnDisabled market (2008) £80 Bn Older people (2008) £97 Bn No of Disabled people by age (2008) Older people (2010) £100 Bn+ 0 75 150 225 300 Consumer spend (£billion) Source: Office for Disability Issues - 2012 Legacy for Disabled People: Inclusinve and Accessible Business http:// bit.ly/UGDKaN 77,000 7,000,000 5,000,000 Under 16 16-60 Over 60
  5. 5. Hearing loss Normal Hearing Mild Deafness 25-39DbDifficulty following Difficulty following Moderate Deafness 40-69Db Hearing Aids Rely a lot on lip Severe Deafness 70-94Db Sign BSL first languagelanguage Profound Deafness 95Db+
  6. 6. The Future is Deaf - we are invisible 70% of over 70s & 1 : 6 of the UK 1 : 10 UK adults40s of over 50% have population have mild tinnitussome form of hearing loss 45,000 deaf children 800,000 experience severely / temporary hearingprofoundly deaf loss 356,000 2m have hearing 1% havecombined visual & aids only 1.4m use servere tinitushearing impairment them regularly Source: Action on Hearing Loss
  7. 7. A Deafie’s digital life Paul Taylor closed develops TTY captioning [cc ] system / first Text The Jazz Singer first previewed relay system for 1980 Milan 1st *talkie* film US national 1880 deaf people set up first closed 1927 conf on TV captioned TV 1970s 1971 series (USA) 1971 TDD concept was1876 1964 closed captioning [cc ] developed by JamesBell acoustic coupler first previewed Marsters d 2009invents US national conf on TV deaf dentist + private modem invented bytelephone airplane Robert Weitbrecht, collected old deaf physicist 1992 teleprinter machines I received from Social Services 1960> my first amplified telephone, minicom, Mountcastle flashing light system fax machine
  8. 8. A Deafie’s digital life sent my first first job digital applicati hearing on by 1st aids email[inf NHSNokiacommunicator Phonak[ o sent in digital my first iphone used skype for 2012 post on a hearing9000 built inmincom ATW pay] disk] aids first time >>>> 2009software 2000 2002 2005 ?1996 2008 2000 Nokia bought 2012 Orticon communicator 9110i HTC programmed email / fax mobile bluetooth / with wireless to my email / mac Artone neck loop
  9. 9. 3.9m disabled adults Compared with 3.91 MILLION = 34% of ALL 1 : 10 people have disabled adults non-disabled peopleNEVER used the [10%] who have internet 1 : 3 people have never used the[up to June 2012] never used the internet internet Digital by Default The 3.9m representsDisabled people are 38% of adults 65 yrs less than 50% of the3 times more likely + have never used 7.28m adults who to NEVER use the the internet. have never used the internet than non- That’s 2.12m people internet disabled people 2:5Sources: Arbitrary Constant: http://bit.ly/TlFSXg @rich_watts | Office for NationalStatistics Internet Access Quarterly Update, 2012 Q2: http://bit.ly/PKXJBC
  10. 10. 6 June 2012#subtitlesnow [UK]#CAPTIONthis [USA] 3,113 people were invited by 700 people to take part 13,024 read the posts 1,314 tweets sent reaching 50,836 twitter accounts
  11. 11. https://scraperwiki.com/scrapers/subtitlesnow_twitter/
  12. 12. The Future is Deaf - we are invisible 1 : 10 UK adults 70% of over 70s & 1 : 6 of the UK have mild tinnitus40s of over 50% have populationsome form of hearing loss 45,000 deaf children experience temporary hearing loss 800,000 severely /profoundly deaf 2m have hearing 1% have 356,000 aids only 1.4m use servere tinitus combined visual & them regularly hearing impairment 5% of TV programmes BSL interpreted 70,000 BSL users 80% subtitled 23,000 Deaf/Blind people 0% online accessible from broadcasters

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