Keynote Presentation

Building Inclusively at Google

Presented by Christopher Patnoe

Head of Accessibility Programs and Disability Inclusion for Google

 

About the Keynote Speaker

Christopher Patnoe, smiling.

Christopher Patnoe is the Head of Accessibility Programs and Disability Inclusion for Google. He leads Google's efforts around the accessibility of product, people (both Googler and end users) and partnerships. He has more than 20 years experience in Tech working at companies like Apple, Sony Ericsson and Disney where he's built hardware, software, and services.

 

His current passion is Accessibility at the intersection of immersive technologies (AR/VR) and consumer hardware. He is the chair for the Immersive Captions Community Group with the W3C, is a co-Chair of the XR Association Accessibility Working Group, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the American Foundation for the Blind and the GAAD Foundation. Christopher has a degree in Music from UC Berkeley.

Christopher Patnoe