There is a large and messy challenge that comes with needing to share different types of information with different audiences in a single space, especially when one of those audiences is underserved. There have been countless (and important) efforts to create accessible content on the web in regards to differently-abled folx, but the conversation about creating accessible content for the LGBTQ+ populations is just beginning.
Using The National Center for Transgender Equality as an example, we will walk through how language and hierarchy can make a site more accessible to different audiences with varying levels of understanding and sensitivity.
About the speakers
Sam Raddatz (she/her) is a Program Manager at Netflix where she focuses on inclusion throughout their products. In her previous role as the CEO of Logic Department, she worked with non-profits like Wikimedia, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Trust for Public Land to create more intuitive & organized digital products.
With a background in project management, qualitative sociology and holding a Master’s degree in Information and Library Science, Sam tackles any challenge in the most organized and transparent way possible. She is a strong believer that there are design solutions that can make any interaction less frustrating in all aspects of our lives.
Clair Rock (they/them) is an information architect based in Brooklyn, NY who is passionate about making complex stories inclusive and accessible. Coming from a background in filmmaking Clair has a history of finding unique ways to tell stories. With a Master’s of Science in Information Experience Design, they have been able to pull those unique storytelling and problem solving skills into the information world.
As an openly trans individual, Clair has taken a stance as an advocate for the integration of inclusive practice into all aspects of research and design. Working with a wide variety of clients over the years Clair has helped many people and organizations rethink their digital experiences, and bring to light the importance of inclusive language, inclusive design, and accessibility.