Andrew Mallinson is an artist and writer based in London and co-founder of Feminist Internet, an organisation working to tackle internet inequalities. Their writing has been published by Pilot Press as part of the ‘Queer Anthology’ series and they have exhibited work with The Photographers Gallery, Furtherfield, Five Years Gallery and IAM Weekend in Barcelona.
John is a Project Manager at UAL, working within the IT Services Independent Projects Team. He also worked in the Airline Industry and delivered a number of large-scale infrastructure projects, including the IT fit out for Terminal 5.
Jonathan is an assistive technology trainer and wellbeing mentor. He is a key part of D&A’s Crisis team – supporting learners who are currently homeless with using technology for literacy and personal organisation.
Lot Ophir is a digital media developer. He has been diagnosed with Ushers Syndrome and Dyslexia. He is passionate about how digital technology can be used to enhance accessibility. Currently he is working on launching an R&D studio focusing on accessibility technology and content.
Matt is a Digital Accessibility Manager at UAL. As a Digital Content Manager for the Online Estate Services Programme, he delivered UAL’s first ever digital content strategy. He has also worked in TV broadcast and production, as well as the NHS.
Naa delivers IT and strategic change management projects. She is part of the Programmes and Projects Team at UAL IT Services. She has also delivered Digital Transformation programme – Online Estate Services, and worked on the CRM Programme.
Orla has worked as a captioner and speech-to-text provider for over 25 years. As an Assistant Producer at the BBC she was part of the team the managed the move from 5% live subtitled programmes to 100%. Orla has also set up MyClearText Ltd that produces high-quality live real-time subtitles to large events and across internet platforms.
Pam is a Senior Business Analyst in Project and Programme within UAL IT Services. She has worked on a variety of projects from Access Control to HR systems. Pam has also developed the UAL business process modelling standard and recently moved into customer journey mapping.
Dr Peaks Krafft is the leader of MA Internet Equalities at UAL’s Creative Computing Institute. They are a values-driven computer scientist, academic and community organiser. Their research focuses on social impacts of technology; personal and institutional accountability; anti-racism in organisations and conflicts of interest from tech funding.
Peter is a Digital Learning Producer. He has supported staff development and university policy in digital accessibility. He is the co-author of “User Experience Design: A Practical Introduction” and “Motion Graphics: Principles and Practices from the Ground Up”.
Fresh from the block, Ricebox Studio is an award-winning inclusive design practice founded by four designers from different Asian backgrounds - Safiya, Maria, Bristy and Anna. Our mission is to co-explore alongside the wider community how design and creative tech can be better used as a tool to realise our vision of positively changing the world, one grain of rice at a time!
Tim leads the way in holistic and bespoke assistive technology training. He trained as a counsellor, worked as a call-centre customer adviser, and captained his university Ultimate Frisbee team. Tim has experience in understanding and connecting with people from all walks of life.