Transforming Media for Disabled Audiences

Mar 9, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

How do we fix decades of accessibility bias online? Media, like images, clips, and GIFs, are essential to how we communicate, express ideas, and spread joy, but what is the experience like for people who access the web in alternative ways? These media types have hidden descriptive HTML tags with the power to make them accessible or inaccessible to millions who are blind, low vision, or use assistive technologies. This panel brings together Disabled users, artists, and advocates to discuss the impact of media on the disability community and realize a future web that is accessible and inclusive.

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

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Keely Cat-Wells

Making Space

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Lucy Edwards

Sunrise Entertainment & 84 World

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Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Badge
Interpreted (ASL)
Closed Captioned
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