ProQR Talks podcast episode #1 Accessible information in an isolated time

Podcast on the importance of accessible information during the COVID-19 era and the challenges that come with isolation. Both Molly Watt (web accessibility consultant) and Rebecca Alexander (psychotherapist) live with Usher syndrome, a condition causing combined blindness and deafness.

ProQR talks episode 1

ProQR Talks

These series of online talks aim to breakdown some of the harder topics we tackle in healthcare. We will do this by bringing together some of the best speakers from across the inherited retinal community. The talks are hosted by Andy Bolan, who is Associate Director, Patient & Medical Community Engagement at ProQR Therapeutics.

Accessible information in an isolated time

In this episode we discuss the importance of accessible information in this COVID-19 era and the challenges that come with isolation. Both Molly and Rebecca bring their own angles to the virtual table as Molly is a web accessibility consultant and Rebecca is a psychotherapist. Both women live with Usher Syndrome, an inherited disease causing combined blindness and deafness and are part of ProQR's Global Patient & Caregiver Steering Committee.

ProQR Talks episode #1

Accessible information in an isolated time

This episode is available on YouTube and on SoundCloud.

Molly Watt

Molly Watt is a tech/web accessibility and usability consultant, motivational speaker, children’s author, illustrator, blogger, International ambassador and advocate for those living with challenges.
www.mollywatt.com

Rebecca Alexander

Rebecca Alexander is an author, psychotherapist, group fitness instructor, advocate, and extreme athlete who was born with Usher syndrome type III, and has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a teenager.
www.rebalexander.com

Mentioned in this episode

Molly's article about accessible content during the corona virus pandemic: www.designedbysigma.com/news-and-thoughts/advice-on-sharing-accessible-content-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

Eye on the Future Forum (EFF) - Annual event that brings together key stakeholders in developing therapies for inherited retinal diseases: www.eyeonthefutureforum.com