TechCommNZ Webinar: Building accessibility into your daily work
Making something accessible can feel overwhelming. But wordsmiths have the biggest opportunity to make huge differences to someone's digital experience. This session will get you thinking about small tweaks that make your great content accessible to even more people.
- Examine what you already know and do as part of your content creation process
- Refocus it through the lens of access barriers that you may (or may not) already know about
- Look at how small tweaks can make a huge difference in making content more accessible
- Apply all of this to some of the more problematic areas of digital content to see how it works in practice.
Date and time
The webinar will be held on Thursday 25 November 2021 from 11:00am - 12 noon NZDT, (9:00am - 10:00 pm AEDT)
Note: If you are unable to join us on the day, don't worry. A recording of the webinar and related information will be available to download from our website within a couple of days.
The costs for this webinar are:
- TechCommNZ members and NZATD members - $30 plus GST
- TechCommNZ student members - free
- Affiliate members incl ASTC - $50 plus GST
- Non-members - $150 plus GST. Sign up as a member and, once approved, you can register at member rates.
Please register through the website so that we can send you details about accessing the webinar session.
About the presenter
Katherine Barcham is on a mission to make the digital world accessible to everyone. While she was studying Linguistics at university, she got hooked on the World Wide Web, back when all the websites could fit in a book. After that, it seemed inevitable that she’d end up working in the tech industry. Twenty years ago Katherine started teaching HTML, then quickly moved into content-focused roles, educating and advocating for accessible experiences as a writer, content designer or UX writer. Finally, she landed her dream job improving digital accessibility within the New Zealand government where she educates and advocates about the barriers people face.