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Free Webinar – Not All Disabilities are Visible – IDPWD

December 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Free
In recognition of International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD): (shows IDPWD logo in full colour, which has a wreath of leaves and multi coloured human forms dancing around the IDPWD wording). Words read: Hidden disabilities through a digital lens. Zoom webinar, lunch and learn. 3 December, 12.30pm to 2pm. Get your FREE ticket now at Humanitix. To the right, an image of people taken from above, all walking on a grey and white striped road. Along the bottom are the logos for Access Advisors, Access Alliance, Accessibility Tick, and Tech for Good NZ.

Free Webinar – Not All Disabilities are Visible – IDPWD

Not all disabilities are visible

December 3rd marks the International Day of People with Disabilities and this year’s theme, ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.

Access Advisors, Access Alliance, Accessibility Tick, and Tech for Good NZ have partnered to help share the global celebration locally and bring awareness to hidden disabilities through a digital lens.

Event format

This 90 minute event will be highlighting hidden disabilities and will have a digital focus, going over the benefits and positives as well as the disadvantages and negatives. It will acknowledge IDPWD by focusing on invisible disabilities. Panelists will speak on their topic, with time provided for Q&A.

Panelists

We’re delighted and excited to bring you an incredible line-up of speakers sharing their experience with hidden disabilities.

Monique Leith – Director, Principal Planner at Leith Consulting, shares her experience with Zoom’s no auto captioning.

Nick Stoneman – Founder NZ Disability Advisory Trust and advocate for people with disabilities.

Lyneen Allen – Deaf blind co-ordinator at Blind Low Vision & Founder Positive Deaf New Zealand, a portal for Deaf people to connect digitally through stories, crafts, dancing.

Moderated by Neil Jarvis – Neil is an accessibility consultant, particularly with respect to digital and e-communications. He is committed to, and personally benefits from inclusive information provision. He particularly focuses on accessible online information and inclusive publishing. Neil has held senior roles at the Blind Foundation in New Zealand, the Round Table on Information Access in Australia and New Zealand, and the international DAISY Consortium which has played a major role in the development of inclusive publishing.

Audience

This event is geared towards:

  • People who believe that digital services should be technologically accessible for all New Zealanders
  • Disability community
  • Design/tech community
  • Business community
  • Internet community

RSVP

Please click here go to the Humanitix event page to reserve your free spot in this webinar!

Full link is: https://events.humanitix.com/free-webinar-not-all-disabilities-are-visible-idpwd

Questions to contribute?

Do you have something you would like to ask the panelists of this event? Please submit questions at any time prior to the webinar by messaging info@accessadvisors.nz

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Supporters of this event

Access Advisors wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks for making this event possible to Tech for Good NZ, The Access Alliance, and Accessibility Tick.

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Details

Date:
December 3
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://events.humanitix.com/free-webinar-not-all-disabilities-are-visible-idpwd

Venue

Online Event

Organiser

Chandra Harrison