Workshop 1

Katherine Barcham: A picture is worth a thousand word (or at least 140 characters)

Think about the thousands of images we see in our daily lives: photos, art, posters, graphs, maps, and many more. Some of them make us happy to look at. Others tell us things we need to know.

Now imagine you have no way to see these images. If you can't see photos of your cousin's new puppy, you might be disappointed and feel excluded from the conversation. If the picture you can't see is a link to a page explaining new tax procedures, then you could end up owing a lot of money.

Providing a text alternative for images that people can't see is what makes the difference here. But many people don't know how. Fortunately, with some guidance, you can navigate it with confidence.

In this workshop, you'll learn about all the different types of digital images and how to write the best text alternative for each of them. You'll get lots of practice and practical advice from an experienced professional. And of course, there will be resources to take away with you.

Workshop 2

Shelly Davies: Māori grammar for language geeks

Shelly will take us through the 9 basic sentence structures in Te Reo Māori. For the grammar geeks among us, this will significantly accelerate any learning you're doing in Te Reo Māori. You can attend this workshop as an absolute beginner or as someone who wants to home their Te Reo Māori grammar skills. We won't be focusing on pronunciation or pepehā here! Learn the foundations of the language: sentence structures!