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  1. In front of the camera - panel discussion

    Gareth Ford Williams

    Head of Accessibility, BBC Design and Engineering

    Gareth Ford Williams leads a conversation about access and inclusivity in the arts, with actors Melissa Johns, Cherylee Houston and Natalie Amber.

    Quote Message: ...if we can change what we view on our screens, we can change how we're treated by society. from Cherylee Houston
    Cherylee Houston

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    Video caption: Gareth Ford Williams chats to three actors about access and inclusivity in the arts.
  2. Accessibility of Spoken Interfaces - Leonie Watson

    Léonie Watson

    Director, TetraLogical

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    Video caption: Léonie Watson takes us through the history and potential future of talking technology.
  3. Genie: Accessible games for everyone - Graham Densham

    Graham Densham

    Business Analyst, BBC Children's Games

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    Video caption: Graham Densham from Children's Games presents their new, open, games platform: Genie.
  4. Be My Guest: Inclusive design with a little help from my friends - Henny Swan

    Henny Swan

    Director Of User Experience, The Paciello Group

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    Video caption: Henny Swan from TPG shares what she's learned from others along her inclusive UX journey.
  5. How Big Should Subtitles Be? - Nigel Megitt and Edmund White

    Nigel Megitt & Edmund White

    Executive Product Manager, BBC Access Services, and User Experience Designer, AV Key Experience

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    Video caption: Nigel Megitt and Edmund White report on research into subtitle sizing.
  6. Behind the camera - panel discussion

    Paul Bepey

    Assistive Technology Manager, BBC, and chair of BBC Ability, a staff network

    Paul Bepey leads a discussion on ideas and assistive technology that improve work inclusivity behind the camera and around media production, with journalist Sean Dilley, Disability Lead Allan MacKillop, Helen de Bretton of Microlink, and Leanne Newell of Keytools.

    Accessibility isn't a conversation that should only happen once a year. Keep the #BBCAAD19 hashtag going.

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    Video caption: Paul Bepey chairs a discussion on ideas and technology that improve work inclusivity.
  7. Exploring Barriers in VR - Jamie Knight + Lion

    Jamie Knight

    Senior Research Engineer, BBC UX&D Accessibility

    Quote Message: It could have been Lion that asked the question in the first place. from Gareth Ford Williams
    Gareth Ford Williams

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    Video caption: Jamie Knight + Lion share the latest on their research on access barriers to VR.
  8. BBC Access Services - Richard Kurzik

    Richard Kurzik

    Senior Service Manager, BBC Access Services

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    Video caption: Richard Kurzik explains BBC Access Services and the Subtitles Time Machine.
  9. Neurodiverse Workplace Design - Sean Gilroy

    Sean Gilroy

    UX Principal for Cognitive Design, BBC UX&D

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    Video caption: Sean Gilroy from BBC CAPE shares the latest in workplace design for neurodiverse staff.
  10. Keynote: Allan MacKillop

    Allan MacKillop

    Disability Lead, BBC Diversity & Inclusion

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    Video caption: Allan MacKillop, BBC Diversity & Inclusion Disability Lead, delivers the keynote speech.

    Don't forget to add your story, wishes and ideas to the conversation at #BBCAAD19.

    BBC for Everyone is a new film premiered as part of Allan's keynote.

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    Video caption: BBC for Everyone introduces why accessibility and inclusive design matter to the BBC.
  11. Welcome: Clare Sumner

    Clare Sumner, CBE

    Director of Policy, BBC

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    Video caption: Clare Sumner, Director of Policy, introduces BBC Access All Areas 2019.
  12. Thank you thank you thank you - we are done!

    Gareth Ford Williams

    Head of Accessibility, BBC Design and Engineering

    A fantastic event this year. Thanks to all our speakers and exhibitors, all the amazing people who worked hard to make this possible, and everyone who turned up in Salford, in London and online.

    If you learned something today, tell everyone you know.



    See you again next year!

  13. Making BBC News accessible to the world

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    Video caption: BBC News continue to improve accessibility of new and existing features.
  14. BBC Sport highlight the latest accessibility improvements

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    Video caption: Video showing the latest accessibility improvements from BBC Sport.
  15. BBC Weather continue to improve accessibility

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    Video caption: BBC Weather explain a few of the recent accessibility improvements.
  16. Post update

    Quote Message: We're working on more incidental roles... I'm an actress, not the wheelchair using actress. from Natalie Amber Actor
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  17. Q: What is our responsibility as an industry?

    Quote Message: To reflect the society which we live in. from Cherylee Houston
    Cherylee Houston
    Quote Message: Its about truthful representation... sometimes we just want to play people living their lives. from Melissa Johns
    Melissa Johns
  18. Post update

    Quote Message: People get fearful with accessibility, but as soon as its put in place it helps everybody. from Cherylee Houston Actor
    Cherylee HoustonActor