NOVEMBER 2016

We brought together the best and brightest brains in disability inclusivity to discuss the issue, highlighting opportunities for brands to truly make a difference, to those considered different.


our speakers

Jonathan Allan, Sales Director, Channel 4 Jonathan Chaired the panel of judges for the £1m Channel 4 ‘Superhumans wanted’ competition.  

Jonathan Allan,
Sales Director, Channel 4

Jonathan Chaired the panel of judges for the £1m Channel 4 ‘Superhumans wanted’ competition.
 

Liz Jackson, Founder, Inclusive Design + Fashion Collective Liz launched the first fashion trade association for businesses and designers serving the needs of people with disabilities. 

Liz Jackson,
Founder, Inclusive Design + Fashion Collective

Liz launched the first fashion trade association for businesses and designers serving the needs of people with disabilities. 

Tom Pokinko,  Head of Research, Open Inclusion With an extensive background in inclusive design, Tom helps direct insights from people with disabilities to help create better user experiences for everybody.

Tom Pokinko, 
Head of Research,
Open Inclusio
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With an extensive background in inclusive design, Tom helps direct insights from people with disabilities to help create better user experiences for everybody.

Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen Gilson, Co-Authors of Design and Branding for Disability The world’s leading branding and disability academic duo.

Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen Gilson,
Co-Authors of Design and Branding for Disability

The world’s leading branding and disability academic duo.

Simon Minty, MD, Sminty Ltd Simon has helped to improve the portrayal of disabled people on screen and has worked with BBC, Channel 4, Five and Sky Television.    

Simon Minty,
MD, Sminty Ltd

Simon has helped to improve the portrayal of disabled people on screen and has worked with BBC, Channel 4, Five and Sky Television.
 
 

Susan Scott-Parker OBE, CEO, Business Disability International Susan is uniquely placed to identify the challenges and opportunities for global organisations wishing to address the impact of disability.

Susan Scott-Parker OBE,
CEO, Business Disability International

Susan is uniquely placed to identify the challenges and opportunities for global organisations wishing to address the impact of disability.

Graham Pullin Author of Design Meets Disability and founder of Hands of X Design consultant turned disability-related design academic.  

Graham Pullin
Author of Design Meets Disability and founder of Hands of X

Design consultant turned disability-related design academic.
 

Kate Monaghan, Broadcaster & MD, MarkThree Media Kate started her TV life on Blue Peter. She now runs MarkThree Media as well as being a presenter & driving force behind the BBC Ouch channel.  

Kate Monaghan,
Broadcaster & MD, MarkThree Media

Kate started her TV life on Blue Peter. She now runs MarkThree Media as well as being a presenter & driving force behind the BBC Ouch channel.
 

Rick Williams, MD Freeney Williams Rick specialises in the field of disability equality. He has extensive disability consultancy experience and as provided help to many international organisations.

Rick Williams,
MD Freeney Williams

Rick specialises in the field of disability equality.
He has extensive disability consultancy experience and as provided help to many international organisations.

Ramy El-Bergamy, On-Screen Diversity Executive, Channel 4 As part of Channel 4’s Year of Disability, Ramy has been tasked to increase disability visibility by 20%.

Ramy El-Bergamy,
On-Screen Diversity Executive, Channel 4

As part of Channel 4’s Year of Disability, Ramy has been tasked to increase disability visibility by 20%.

Rie Nørregaard, Co-Founder, OMHU Rie has created design solutions for well-known consumer brands such as OXO, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung, Microsoft, Nike and Sony Ericsson.  

Rie Nørregaard,
Co-Founder, OMHU

Rie has created design solutions for well-known consumer brands such as OXO, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung, Microsoft, Nike and Sony Ericsson.

 

Ros King, Director of Marketing Communications, LBG Ros has set LBG the task of accurately portraying the 'New Normal', through communications across Lloyds Bank, Halifax & Bank of Scotland. 

Ros King,
Director of Marketing Communications, LBG

Ros has set LBG the task of accurately portraying the 'New Normal', through communications across Lloyds Bank, Halifax & Bank of Scotland. 


DESIGNABLE 2016

Welcome address with Marianne and Kate Monaghan

Welcome address with Marianne and Kate Monaghan

How "Inclusion adds value" with Tom Pokinko

How "Inclusion adds value" with Tom Pokinko

Closing remarks with our excpetional panel

Closing remarks with our excpetional panel


Our glowing reviews

 “I wanted to send a note to say how much I enjoyed Designable last week. It was insightful, inspiring and hugely valuable, from both a personal and practitioners point of view. I'm looking forward to taking the learnings in to my everyday work! Again, a big thank you for organising and spearheading it all.” The Council Agency
 “I thought the event was excellent and extremely informative. The range of talkers was varied and highlighted some of the different challenges, issues and successes facing different industries regarding disability and inclusivity. The location and setting of the event was fantastic and the refreshments were delicious and tasty. The whole event was greatly enjoyable and very insightful.”  Odeon
 “Thank you for organising such a great event - really enjoyed it and found a lot of the talks very inspiring and valuable. Look forward to the next one.” PRS Music
“Thank you so much to you and your team for putting this event on. I really did leave feeling significantly more informed on disability, and with a developing perspective on marketing/advertising’s role in normalizing and pushing for inclusivity. Really, thank you. I’m so grateful I was able to go.” The Network One

“The best event I’ve been to this year.” Barclays   

 “I just wanted to drop you a line to say I thought your event last Thursday was fantastic – really interesting and thought-provoking, great contributors. Well done and congratulations, really great job.” Channel 4

 “Brilliant session today. I thought I could only make the AM but enjoyed it so much I rearranged my PM to stay! “ MediaCom

 “I'm one of the design team at Scope. Thanks so much for all your hard work making it happen. Excited to be part of the conversation.” Scope

 “I just wanted to get in touch and thank you again for last week's Designable event. A week later, I'm still thinking about it and it's already really impacted on the way I approach projects. Congratulations, and I can't wait for the next one.” 7thingsmedia

 “Just came across the Think Designable initiative that you've founded and just wanted to send you a quick message to say that I think it's AMAZING! Massive respect for what you're doing!” Redbull

 “I attended Designable last week along with our product designer and we both though it was fantastic! The insight was invaluable. It is really exciting.”  The Bath Store

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