2019 Main Conference Talk
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 speaker(s)
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 professional who is passionate about making complex stories accessible and inclusive. Clair has been working as an information architect and built their knowledge from their background in filmmaking and a Master’s of Science in Information Experience Design. As an openly trans individual, Clair has taken a stance to advocate for the integration of inclusive practices into all aspects of research and design.