The Time for Digital Accessibility is NOW

The Time for Digital Accessibility is NOW

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Thursday, Aug. 18 11:00 AM (Eastern)

Ends: Thursday, Aug. 18 12:00 PM (Eastern)

The time for digital accessibility is now. More than 500 lawsuits were filed in 2021 against companies whose digital accessibility wasn’t in compliance with the law—and nonprofits are not exempt from these lawsuits. Folks with disabilities have $3B in disposable income, and they are inadvertently being turning away by companies not in compliance. It’s time for all organizations to adopt a policy of full digital accessibility. Disability justice is often the last frontier and most often forgotten aspect of DEI work. Let’s change that and create digital spaces that are welcoming to all.



Tie Hardy

Tie Hardy (they/them)

Hi everyone, I’m Tie Hardy (they/them) and I’m from Springfield, Massachusetts but have deep ties to Alabama and the DMV area. To really get to know me we have to start at my birth. There were a lot of gifts I was given but the ones that have particularly shaped me have been my cerebral palsy diagnosis, being trans/queer, and being black. I spend most of my time envisioning joyful and accessible black futures. In the midst of that liberation work I’m often looking at sci-fi afrofuturist media, listening to podcasts, being outside, traveling and singing. I currently work in Digital Accessibility spaces and am passionate about moving from standards only accessibility work to accessibility work that includes joy and delight.