Presented by Meggan Van Harten RGD. Moderated by Magued Hanna RGD.
Talk: Accessibility in Action: Indigenous Communities
We know accessibility is good for all but what happens when accessibility principles don’t work for all Indigenous communities? In this talk, Meggan will explore how cultural considerations and Indigenous perspectives encourage increased uptake of accessibility principles and how you can apply accessibility standards in a meaningful way for an Indigenous audience. Meggan will share her agency experience and how Design de Plume has created accessible Indigenous projects that are engaging and relatable for Indigenous audiences.
About Meggan Van Harten RGD
Meggan is Partner & Strategic Leader at Design de Plume, an inclusive design circle that is women-led, Indigenously-owned and creates inclusive, accessible designs for social good. A big-picture thinker, Meggan ensures operational success by being committed to long-term strategic planning. She is equally committed to accessibility and actively promotes diversity by teaching inclusive design through mentorship and the education of clients and students alike.
About Magued Hanna RGD
Magued is a creative leader with over 20 years of strategic, management, and hands-on expertise across media and industries–from fintech and real estate to high tech and automotive. As one of only a handful of UX Master certified professionals in Canada,
he has a deep understanding of UX for web and mobile, as well as a passion for accessibility. He also knows what it takes to grow a successful design team from the ground up–and how to foster collaboration, innovation, and excellence in cross-functional teams.
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