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.
Date, Time and Streaming Details
Date: May 20, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM to 7 PM
This online event will be held on multiple platforms. The workshops during the day will be held on Zoom Webinar and streamed on the Disability Unite Website. There will also be a movie screening and panel discussion starting 5 PM and it will be streamed on the ALL ARTS website. The expert consultations are by appointment only and will be on Zoom.
Use the registration button below to register for the Zoom webinar or the expert consultations.
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 managers
- 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
- Getting started with website accessibility
- Creating accessible flyers and emails
- Social media accessibility
- Video accessibility
A Conversation about Accessibility in the Arts Presented by ALL ARTS
For those who are interested, the conference continues from 5 to 7 PM with a movie screening and discussion. This portion will be streamed on ALL ARTS, YouTube and Facebook. The virtual screening will feature One + One Make Three, created by acclaimed disability arts ensemble Kinetic Light. This experimental documentary dance film takes viewers behind the scenes, into the studio, and into the air with the ensemble. Kinetic Light dancers partner, spin, and soar as they reflect on art, dance, and disability as a creative force. Featured artists include dancers Jerron Herman, Laurel Lawson and Alice Sheppard; artist/ASL interpreter Brandon Kazen-Maddox and audio describer Cheryl Green.
To learn more and stream the event, visit the All Arts: Past, Present, Future page.
Sign up for a consultation appointment!
After learning all about digital accessibility, you can also attend a free 20 minute consultation with our experts!
This online event will be held on Zoom and the Disability Unite website 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 Matt Axel at [email protected].
Conference Organizers and Sponsors
It takes great effort and a lot of resources to put together a free conference. Special thanks to the organizations below who organized and sponsored DiCon 2021!