DiCon or Digital Inclusion Conference is organized by the City of New York, our sponsors and community partners. Our mission is to educate digital professionals on accessibility and inclusion.
This year DiCon is brought to you by the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Project Access for All and Disability Unite!
Date, Time and Streaming Details
This online event will be held on Zoom for those who register. It will also be live streamed on YouTube.
Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 10:30 Am to 5 PM
This years conference theme is “Digital Accessibility: Where to Begin?” We recognize that it could be difficult for folks to get started in making their websites and other digital materials accessible to the disability community. That’s why we are organizing this one-day workshop for beginners to get started with digital accessibility.
Who is this event for?
This event will benefit all types of digital professionals including:
- Web masters
- Content creators
- Marketing and Communications professionals
- Social media managers
- Film makers and video editors
The event is geared towards the needs of small businesses, cultural institutions, artists and anyone else who is interested in learning the basics of digital accessibility. We understand that you are working with a small budget and we will share cost effective ways to incorporate accessibility into your existing practices.
Accessibility is a shared responsibility. If we all do our part, we can insure that when people with disabilities visit your website, they will have the same great experience as non-disabled people. There is at least one thing you can learn at this event that will make your products better for everyone!
The conference will have workshops to assist you and your team in incorporating accessibility into your process. Topics include:
- Introduction to disability rights, assistive technology and website accessibility standards
- Creating accessible flyers and emails
- Social media accessibility
- Video accessibility
Sign up for a consultation appointment!
After learning all about digital accessibility, you can also attend a free 20 minute consultation with our experts! You can sign up for a consultation appointment when you register for the event.
This event will be held on Zoom and YouTube which are both accessible platforms. It will also feature American Sign Language Interpreting, live captions and Audio Description. To request any accommodations such as the slides in an accessible format, please reach out to Walei Sabry at [email protected].