Original Lifehacking at SXSW: The Journey of Thisten

Mar 14, 2019 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm CT
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At SXSW 2017, Liz Jackson, a disability advocate and design strategist found herself frustrated by a series of accessibility problems. During a phone call with Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer of SXSW, she came up with an idea for a technology that could amplify, not only the need for accessibility, but the creativity and commitment required to address it. Two years later, she is back, with a team (and the support of Hugh) to launch Thisten, an audio to text platform that allows users to interact with the world’s information – in real time. In this session, Liz will discuss the value of disability ingenuity and why she took a pain point from a conference and turned it into a startup.



Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Track: Design
Level: Beginner