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Digital Accessibility | ATAG Sydney 3 March

The rapid changes brought about by digital technologies is having a huge impact on how workers in arts, culture and events connect with and support people with disability, especially in the area of user experience (UX). 20% of Australians live with disability or are Deaf and this makes them a significant market segment, so improving how you engage with them through online platforms and digital technologies is a smart business development strategy.

Join us for this FREE breakfast meetup to find out how the design and functionality of your digital assets can significantly increase how they’re accessed by people with disability.

When & Where

Learn about:

  • Overcoming the barriers that people with disability experience in relation to digital infrastructure such as websites, apps and social media
  • How online documents, copy, graphic design and video content can be made much more user friendly for people with disability
  • How you can achieve some easy wins in relation to digital accessibility

Speakers

Cynthia Tang, Design Team Lead, Sitback

Cynthia is the Experience Design Team Lead at Sitback. As a registered psychologist she is passionate about critically assessing and understanding the needs and behaviours of all people. During her time at Sitback she has worked on projects with a focus on accessibility, which has allowed her to see first hand just how important digital accessibility is. Some of the accessibility engagements she’s worked on include Anglicare Retirement Villages, Benevolent Society and government departments. She has also recently co-authored a white paper looking at the online behaviours of older Australians, in this paper it raises the importance of addressing older users accessibility needs and reminds e-commerce sites to ensure they are also addressing the needs of this ‘forgotten’ generation of internet users.

Sean Murphy, Digital Accessibility Manager, Telstra

Sean is the Digital Accessibility Manager at Telstra. His responsibilities in Telstra focus on ensuring consumer and small business digital assets include accessibility based upon the WCAG 2.1 standards. Sean is on the Vision Australia Client Reference Group for Accessible Information and is a member of the Australia Human Rights Commission’s Expert Reference Group on Future Technology. In 2010 he received the USA Career Magazine Disabled Employee of the Year 2010 Award for his work in the field of disabilities.

Stewart Hay, Co-founder and Managing Director, Intopia

Stewart is one of the co-founders of Intopia, a specialist inclusive design and accessibility consultancy that supports some of Australia’s largest organisations to create a more inclusive digital world. Stewart is also one of the original organisers for A11y Bytes and A11y Camp, Australia’s leading conference on accessibility and inclusive design. These events are focused on building awareness for digital accessibility in the technology community and reach several hundred people each year. Stewart is also one of the organisers for the Sydney Web Accessibility Meetup and was previously a board member of LEEP a not for profit focused on improving digital literacy.

Dr Linda Leung, Design Researcher and Co-founder, Little Owl ethical tech and design consultancy

Linda is a doctorally trained socio-technical researcher whose work has focused particularly on the ways that minority groups and marginalised communities appropriate and adapt technologies that were never intended for them. Her books include Technologies of Refuge & Displacement: Rethinking Digital Divides; Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction; and Virtual Ethnicity: Race, Resistance & the World Wide Web.

REGISTER NOW

Register by visiting: www.atagsydney3march.eventbrite.com.au

If you have access or dietary requirements, please advise us of these by Friday 28 February 2020 so we can meet your requirements.

This event will be Auslan interpreted and have live captioning.

Please advise any access or dietary requirements when booking.

For more information or to specify any access requirements to attend this event please contact Liz Martin: lmartin@aarts.net.au

Presented by: Accessible Arts

Proudly supported by: Fishburners, Sitback and Intopia

About ATAG

ATAG stands for Accessing The Arts Group. ATAGs are regular meetups for workers in NSW’s creative industries who want to learn more about including people with disability in their professional practice. ATAGs are an initiative of Accessible Arts, NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation. Accessible Arts works with artists, arts organisations, cultural agencies and festival/event operators to create opportunities that enrich the lives of artists, arts workers and audiences with disability or who are Deaf. www.aarts.net.au