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Wednesday, November 16 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
PANEL: Accessibility: Will You Be Next?

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This session, hosted by music producer, audio engineer and accessibility consultant Jason
Dasent, brings together key players from across the music industry, all with a
passion for accessibility. The event will take the form of a discussion panel
focusing on the current state of accessibility as it relates to music technology, as well as how
we can work together to take it to the next level.

Topics that will be covered include: The advancements made by several music equipment
manufacturers in the last 2 years; how to inspire other music equipment manufacturers to
make their products and services accessible; marketing opportunities for companies that
make accessible products, and how we bridge the gap between able-bodied and
differently abled music industry practitioners, leading to more collaborations and
employment opportunities for professional differently abled practitioners.
The event will culminate in a 20-minute performance, showing the latest in accessible music
tech from keyboards to groove stations, to a fully accessible mixing system.

Throughout the conference, attendees are encouraged to visit the “Will You Be Next?”
Accessibility Zone, where they can meet software engineers and managers from a variety of
companies who are all already involved in accessible music tech. Visitors to the Accessibility Zone will be
invited to get hands-on with all the accessible equipment that will be on display. Attendees
will also be able to experience music production from recording to mastering, all with accessible equipment.


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Jason Dasent

Owner & CEO, Studio Jay Recording
Jason Dasent has over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of recording and music production. Jason launched Studio Jay Recording in Trinidad in 2000 catering to both the Advertising Sector and Artist Production for many top Caribbean recording artists. He has done Music Scores... Read More →
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Quintin Balsdon

Software Engineer - Accessibility, Spotify
Quintin has been an Android developer since 2011 and works for Spotify in the accessibility team. He is currently focusing on projects to make accessibility part of the standard development process by creating custom developer tools and apps, like TalkBack for developers, which allows... Read More →
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Mary-Alice Stack

Chief Executive, Creative United

James Cunningham

Queen's University Belfast
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Grace Capaldi

Director, Grinning Dog Records/Echotown Studio
Grace is new to the industry and she is enjoying the ride. She co-runs a record label and accessible recording studio in Dorset with her husband and sister. The studio was a complete new build and Grace co-project managed every step of the process, being a permanent wheelchair user... Read More →
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Harry Morley

Software Developer, Focusrite
Harry has been a software developer at Focusrite for 4 years. He mainly works on C++ software that interacts with audio hardware, such as the Vocaster and Scarlett interfaces. Harry loves talking all things music, creativity and accessibility. Before Focusrite, Harry studied MA Computational... Read More →

Wednesday November 16, 2022 11:20am - 12:10pm GMT
1) Ctrl 10 South Pl, London EC2M 7EB, UK