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Digital Accessibility | ATAG Canberra 13 Nov

The rapid changes brought about by digital technologies is having a huge impact on how workers in arts, culture and events connect with and support people with disability, especially in the area of user experience (UX). 20% of Australians live with disability or are Deaf and this makes them a significant market segment, so improving how you engage with them through online platforms and digital technologies is a smart business development strategy.

Join us for this FREE breakfast meetup to find out how the design and functionality of your digital assets can significantly increase how they’re accessed by people with disability.

When & Where

  • Wednesday 13 November
  • 8am – 10am
  • aMBUSH Gallery Kambri, Australian National University Building 153 , University Ave, Acton, ACT, 2601

Learn about:

  • Overcoming the barriers that people with disability experience in relation to digital infrastructure such as websites, apps and social media
  • How online documents, copy, graphic design and video content can be made much more user friendly for people with disability
  • How you can achieve some easy wins in relation to digital accessibility


Paul Armstrong, Founder and CEO, Sitback

Paul Armstrong founded the experience design and development firm Sitback in 2005. His team is a mix of psychologists and software engineers and his clients span government, corporate, and NFPs. Accessibility engagements in the NFP space have included work for Northcott, Anglicare Retirement Villages, Benevolent Society, Black Dog Institute & ReachOut in addition to working with numerous banks, insurance firms, newspapers and government departments. Sitback has placed in the top 50 places to work in Australia multiple times and was awarded NSW Employer of Choice in 2017.

Brigitta Norton, Digital Strategist

Brigitta (she/her) is a digital strategist with 16-years experience enabling organisations to achieve a competitive digital presence, creating a user friendly and accessible experience for optimal stakeholder engagement. She turns disengaged end users into enthusiastic contributors and understands that digital services need to be searchable, accessible and user-friendly for all visitors. She is a consultant for Centre for Inclusive Design and an active member of OZeWAI. Follow on Twitter: @algazel. Find online at LinkedIn.

Daniel Savage, Artist

Daniel is a Canberra based artist working primarily in photography, video and performance. His practice is concerned broadly with perception – investigating the way our perceptions influence and affect our interactions with art, each other and the physical world. His work is often self-referential, exploring his individual experience of disability as a point of difference to engage audiences in exploring and reassessing establish ideas and preconceptions that exist within society.


Register by visiting

If you have access or dietary requirements, please advise us of these by Monday 12 November 2019 so we can meet your requirements.

This event will be Auslan interpreted and have live captioning.

Please advise any access or dietary requirements when booking.

For more information or to specify any access requirements to attend this event please contact Daniel Savage:

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Presented by: Accessible Arts

Proudly supported by: aMBUSH Gallery and Sitback

About ATAG

ATAG stands for Accessing The Arts Group. ATAGs are regular meetups for workers in NSW’s creative industries who want to learn more about including people with disability in their professional practice. ATAGs are an initiative of Accessible Arts, NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation. Accessible Arts works with artists, arts organisations, cultural agencies and festival/event operators to create opportunities that enrich the lives of artists, arts workers and audiences with disability or who are Deaf.