SXSW 2023

Planning Inclusive Events


Virtual or hybrid events are a great way to include people from all over the world, without the limitations of travel or distance. But how can we make sure that these events are accessible to people with disabilities? Do you have the knowledge you need to make sure that accessibility is part of the plan?

Event planners, community organizers, and hosts of virtual activities will learn what it means for a digital or virtual space to be accessible, plus some key considerations for how to ensure accessibility when planning or running a virtual or hybrid event. Attendees will also gain valuable strategies and tools that they can use to support accessibility in their programming

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  1. Participants will be able to define accessibility and express why it matters.
  2. Participants will learn at least 3 accessibility considerations when designing events.
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 strategies or tools to use when designing an accessible event.


  • Jessica Mckay, Director of Community Programs, Knowbility
  • Erica Braverman, Community Engagement Specialist, Knowbility


Jessica Mckay, Director Of Community Programs, Knowbility

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Design
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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