Next DLNET Chat: EDI – Increasing accessibility for all users

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Sian Shaw

Over this year and into the next, we will be talking about a range of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion topics and how they relate to digital learning practice, such as Disability, Decolonialisation, or LGBTQI+. 

In order to bring in the experience and expertise that’s needed for this (and also because we like working in collaboration with other networks and organisations), we’re teaming up with guests to share insights, tips and resources. If there is a topic you would like to know more about, or you know just the right person/organisation/network we should be talking to, drop us a line at info@digitallearningnetwork.net.

A couple of months ago we kicked off this series by talking about including minority voices in your museum display. The second in the series is with Becki Morris of DCN (Disability Collaborative Network) and Matt Dean of Aventido. Together, they have a wealth of experience supporting heritage organisations when improving the accessibility of their websites and other technology. Inclusive technology is not only a legal requirement, but something every heritage organisation should be striving for. We know as DLNET committee members that this can feel hard to achieve sometimes and we may feel out of our comfort zones, which is why we’ve invited accesibility experts to answer your questions, however big or small!

In preparation for the DLNET Twitter chat on 6th May, we asked Becki and Matt a few questions about their work on inclusive technology, their reflections on the pandemic and what advice they would give to others in the sector. 

Becki and Matt will join us on 6th May between 1-2pm on Twitter to chat more about this topic, and to answer any questions you might have. Follow @DLNET on Twitter, or check the hashtag #DLNETchat on the day to participate.

Related links

https://www.musedcn.org.uk/

https://www.aventido.com/ 

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