What are we working on?
We’re working hard behind the scenes with our content curators to ensure all talks are inclusively crafted.
Speakers are strongly recommended to: Complete a Google Sheets accessibility checklist based on Allison Ravenhall’s article Inclusive Design for Accessible Presentations. Attend an inclusive presentation seminar, read an inclusive presentation handout, and review Allison’s article.
The DC Design Week and AIGA DC teams are working on:
Targeting WCAG 2.1 AA compliance for our website and presentation materials which includes meaningful alt text, respecting reduced motion preferences, and understandable heading structures. We can’t cover everything as a team of volunteers, so if you see something wrong please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating more documentation and templates for DCDW accessibility including:
- Inclusive presentation seminars and handouts.
- Accessibility checklists for speakers.
- Accessibility statements for events.
AIGA National is also currently auditing and redesigning the template used by all chapters, including DC, to make registration and access to videos more accessible to everyone.
Is there anything else we should be doing? Let us know by emailing our accessibility team at email@example.com.