Christopher Patnoe

Head of Accessibility and Disability Inclusion, EMEA, Google – and Member of XR Association, XR Access and W3C


Christopher Patnoe is the Head of Accessibility and Disability Inclusion for EMEA at Google.

He leads Google’s efforts around the accessibility of product, people, policy and partnerships – with a new focus on Emerging Markets.

He has more than 25 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 for the GAAD Foundation. Christopher has a degree in Music from UC Berkeley.

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