On March 15th, Apple’s Director of Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives, Sarah Herrlinger will speak as part of a panel at the Innovations In Accessibility session during the conference’s Startup & Tech Sectors track. SXSW describes the session as follows:
Innovators are working to bring the efficiencies of tech to users of all abilities, with programs that can help a blind father cook or a deaf musician record an album. Tech has revolutionized disability access, and developers and creators are exploring ways to enhance user experience across abilities and platforms. This panel discusses why accessibility in tech is important and why more must be done.
As Apple’s accessibility lead, Herrlinger is primarily responsible for working on the company’s VoiceOver technology and Made for iPhone hearing aids. She has been an active advocate of Apple’s dedication to accessibility, and just last July spoke at the 22nd Biennial Conference of Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Registration for SXSW, which runs this year from March 9-18, is now open. All panels require a paid badge to attend.