Molly Watt, tech accessibility evangelist

Season 2, Episode 23,  Jul 06, 2021, 10:43 AM

Molly Watt, a passionate usability and accessibility consultant and motivational speaker with Usher Syndrome, shares great advice for designing accessible products and creating inclusive work environments.

We are kicking off a new series of interviews with inspiring individuals from across the globe. Our aim with these series is to chat with inspirational guests who can encourage us all to look at the industries we work in (media, comms and tech) from different perspectives. 
Our first guest is Molly Watt, a passionate usability and accessibility consultant and motivational speaker, with a powerful personal story. Molly, who has Usher Syndrome, was born deaf and began to lose her sight at age 12. She credits technology with being the thing that transformed her experience of the world and enabled her to live a full and rich life. Molly specializes in assistive technology and design for those with sensory impairment and is the founder of the Molly Watt Trust, which raises awareness of Usher Syndrome. She is also an ambassador for Sense, the charity for people with complex disabilities, including deafblind people. Molly is considered one of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. 
You should listen to Molly if you want to learn about accessibility in tech - what is it, why it matters and what you need to know about it. During the interview hosted by Tyto’s Senior Partner, Zoë Clark, she explains why accessibility must never be considered an add-on and highlights the importance of having an open mind, never assuming and of asking the right questions. 
You can watch the recording on our YouTube channel here: