2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

SXgood Lab: Mainstreaming Accessibility

Tuesday, March 15
2:30PM - 3:30PM

Accessibility" is a big word --- but really, it just means technology that works for everyone. How can we bring disability visibility, universal design, and overall access into the mainstream, rather than relegating it to a footnote or a low-road? This hasn't always been a priority, but as of late, industry leaders have begun to dream up exciting answers.

For the first time, San Francisco nonprofit LightHouse for the Blind is bringing true accessibility pioneers to SXSW. Disney•Pixar has been hard at work making their movies work for blind people. Avid, the industry standard for professional studios, is ensuring that with ProTools blind audio engineers can produce platinum records again. New and emerging impact-minded entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, such as Danish imports Be My Eyes, are broadening the horizon of how technology connects the margins with the mainstream. Join us to get hands on with the unveiling of brand n...

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Christian Erfurt at SXSW

Christian Erfurt


Be My Eyes

I am an entrepreneur and speaker - I am a dreamer, a believer, a darer and a doer.
My passion is innovation, personal development, changing paradigms, people and the adventures of life. This is clo...

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Ed Gray at SXSW

Ed Gray

Dir Partnering Programs


Ed just celebrated his 20th Anniversary at Avid, the leading developer of professional tools for audio and video media production, including the iconic Pro Tools digital audio platform. As the spo...

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Rupal Patel at SXSW

Rupal Patel

CEO & Founder

VocaliD INC

Rupal Patel is CEO and Founder of VocaliD, a company that is bringing speaking machines to life through its personalized digital voices. Her training as a clinician and speech scientist led to her ...

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Will Butler at SXSW

Will Butler

Communications Officer

Lighthouse For The Blind

Will Butler is a writer, editor, and media professional currently living in Berkeley, Calif. For several years he has worked as a freelance journalist, producing in-depth reporting, personal essays...

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