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Tech Champion Spotlight – Meet Roberta

What has your Digital Culture Network journey looked like so far?

I started out as the Website Tech Champion back in 2019 and stayed in that role for three years, supporting hundreds of organisations during the pandemic.  I have always been an advocate for digital accessibility!

I took a year off and I’m now back as the Digital Accessibility Tech Champion. This is a new role that was created to help raise awareness of the potential accessibility barriers that people can experience with digital content, and to raise awareness around the things we can all do to make creative and cultural digital content accessible for everyone. 

 

What is happening in the world of digital accessibility right now?

Aside from making sure everyone is up to speed with the fundamentals of digital accessibility and why it’s important, there are some fabulous innovations evolving in the digital accessibility space. 

Xrai have developed glasses that subtitle every day life in real-time for example, and at the Google IO event this year a whole host of accessibility features were announced, Carrie from Carrie on accessibility created this great video with a roundup of all the latest news. 

 

What are you working on right now?

I’m currently working on creating resources and case studies that will help people with no lived experience of accessibility barriers understand what it can be like to use digital content. So watch this space as there are some great videos and resources I’ll be sharing over the coming months. 

I’ve also hit the ground running and have been helping lots of organisations understand how to make their digital content accessible through 1-2-1 support, and through my webinar – an introduction to digital accessibility. 

 

How can you help organisations?

I’m available for 1-2-1 support on all things digital content, feel free to reach out to me if you need me at all. Here are a few of the things you can use my help to achieve: 

  • Support to understand how your website or digital content can be made more accessible with a light touch accessibility audit 
  • Support with explaining to your external suppliers or web developers what fixes and amendments need to be done to your existing digital content 
  • Support in creating an accessibility statement for your website 
  • Support on how to deliver accessible online training and webinars 
  • Support around creating venue access videos or written content 
  • Support in speaking to your audiences to gain valuable feedback for accessibility improvements 

 

 Read more about Roberta and book a 1-2-1 now!


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