Accessibility for the Visually Impaired: Groundbreaking New Technologies

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

Don’t you think the internet should be accessible to all, including people that are visually impaired? The visually impaired are people that need aide to see, either with glasses or contact lenses or they can’t see anything at all. Society is living longer, thus making older web users more impactful in market segments. The visually impaired demographic is exploding and will require technology to bridge a visual communicative gap.

Imagine how marketing, advertising and the general quality of life for the visually impaired would drastically improve if accessing the internet was easy and addressed their needs. This panel focuses on groundbreaking new technology that will allow the visually impaired to have full access to the web with voice browsers, speech interaction and desktop projection.

There will be a demonstration of voice browsers in development and how they work. A discussion on the W3C initiative called the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) that is rolling out in full force with technology and information for designers to understand how to make their designs inclusive for the visually impaired at minimal effort.

LEVEL: Advanced

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Genevieve Wilkins

Creative Director, DCI Group, culture, communication, graphic design, art direction, czen, pilates, art, ideas, progressive, NYC, NJ, Bklyn and still standing. bio from Twitter

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  • Jason Hartsell
  • Stephani Roberts
  • Beau
  • Marie Kyle
  • Genevieve Wilkins
  • Jessica Ivins
  • John Foliot
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  • Paul Irish
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  • Andrew Richards
  • roycifer
  • Yesenia Sotelo
  • Chrissie Brodigan
  • Ralph Brandi
  • Tom Rankin

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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


Room 6AB, Austin Convention Center

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