Techshare Europe 2014

Technology for LifeJoin RNIB for Techshare 2014.

RNIB's Techshare Europe took place on 4 - 5 September 2014 at the Glasgow Science Centre, Scotland. It was a great success and we are grateful to our supporters: Google, Adobe, Cirrus Logic and Glasgow City Council:

Thank you to everyone who contributed to and attended the highly successful Techshare Europe 2014 conference. We were delighted that attendance was up over 25% from previous events. Over 340 people attended over the 2 days, from over a dozen countries.

Presentations are now available in both audio and text. If you would like to download these please follow the link below to Insight Radio's website:

We welcomed input from:

  • Civic reception, hosted by Glasgow City Council at the Glasgow Science Centre on Thu 4 Sept
  • Kiran Kaja, Accessibility Program Manager, Adobe
  • Krispian C. Lawrence, Co-Founder and CEO, Ducere Technologies
  • Demo of the new RNIB-Moviereading audio-description app on Thu 4 Sept evening

The conference featured sessions on Technology for Life; Digital Accessibility; Digital Solutions; International Solutions; Travel and Wellbeing.

High profile speakers included:

  • Eve Andersson, Manager, Accessibility Engineering, Google
  • Kevin Carey, RNIB
  • Sarah Herrlinger, Senior Manager Special Markets, Apple
  • Petteri Alinikula, Director of Sustainability and Accessibility, Microsoft Mobile Devices
  • Daniel Hubbell, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
  • Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict - The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs
  • Neil Heslop, Group Director, RNIB Solutions
  • Professor Paul Springer, Buckinghamshire New University and author of “Pioneers of Digital”
  • Dr Stephen Hicks, Oxford University
  • Jackie Killeen, Scotland Director, Big Lottery
  • Paul Schroeder, American Foundation for the Blind
  • Mario Giardini, Peek Vision and Lecturer, University of Strathclyde
  • Professor Stephen Gilmore, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Trish Gorely, University of Stirling

The conference also featured an exciting range of fringe events:

  • Google product showcases, featuring Android, Chrome and Google Glass
  • Demo area including Learning, Reading and Entertainment zones
  • Marketplace of exhibitors
  • History of Talking Books exhibition

Planning has now begun for Techshare 2015 which will be held on 10 - 11 September at the Glasgow Science Centre, so please hold these dates in your diaries! Further details will be confirmed shortly. If you want to find out more about Techshare – email

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