Case study: accessible technology, Tesco's accessible website

Gill Christy

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    In 1998 the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) instigated an annual public lecture in memory of Alan Turing (1912-1954). Turing was one of the most influential early developers of computer technology, a member of the wartime UK code-breaking team at Bletchley Park, and proposer of the 'Turing Test' of machine intelligence. The 2006 Turing Lecture, entitled 'Lifestyle Access for the Disabled - Adding Positive Drift to the Random Walk with Technology', was delivered by Chris Mairs, co-founder in 1981 of Metaswitch, part of the communications company Data Connection plc and chair of 'a-technic', a charity which develops assisted technology for people with disabilities, primarily those who (like Mairs) are blind or otherwise visually impaired.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationManagement and organisational behaviour
    EditorsL. Mullins
    Place of PublicationHarlow
    PublisherFinancial Times Prentice Hall
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)9780273708889
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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