UNTANGLING THE KNOTS AROUND ACCESSIBILITY WITH CATHERINE TURNER
This episode of The Arts and Everything in Between Podcast features Catherine Turner, trustee for Colchester Arts Centre, a technology accessibility advisor and an enthusiastic patron of many art forms. She’s also a disabled person with a love of swimming and a hatred of bananas. Catherine provides her expertise on website accessibility and what you and your team can be looking at within your organisation to keep accessibility high on your agenda. She shares her own experiences openly and honestly. Hosted by Lucy Costelloe, this session looks at how we can navigate through the complexities of digital accessibility and address key points that everyone needs to consider today.
TOPICS & RESOURCES COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Alt Text – Catherine focuses on the importance of alt text in enhancing the user journey for website visitors using assisted technology.
- Video Content – Catherine challenges the assumption that all video content is accessible. She shares the tiers of accessibility available through video content.
- Providing A Human Touch – The episode speaks of the importance of keeping it human.
- An informed customer path & accessible online journey – speaking about all the considerations that James & Catherine looked at throughout the latest accessibility developments to Ticketsolve, including basket timeout limits, screenreaders and dynamic content, avoiding biases, seat editor & importance of reaching a person.
THE ARTS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN PODCAST
It’s tough but rewarding working in the arts and often so busy you have little time to share with your peers and investigate new ideas. Every couple weeks join the team at Ticketsolve as they interview arts industry experts getting their take on the biggest issues facing the arts world today. There will be ideas to try, practical tips, lots of learning and of course – lots of laughs. If you work in theatres, venues, festivals or the arts and cultural sector this podcast is what you need!
WANT TO BE ON THE PODCAST
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About Our Guest
Catherine Turner, trustee for Colchester Arts Centre, a technology accessibility advisor and an enthusiastic patron of many art forms. She’s also a disabled person with a love of swimming and a hatred of bananas. Catherine provides her expertise on website accessibility and what you and your team can be looking at within your organisation to keep accessibility high on your agenda. She shares her own experiences openly and honestly.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2023: LEANING IN WITH GILLIAN HENNESSY
On this episode of the Arts & Everything in Between Podcast, we celebrate International Women’s Day. In celebrating this year’s theme of Equity, we are joined by special guest, Gillian Hennessey, the Head of Marketing Development and Box Office at Triskel Arts Centre. Gillian has over 11 years of experience in publishing, marketing, and media, with a background in Literature and Publishing.
THE HIDDEN TALENT: IN CONVERSATION WITH CREATIVE YOUTH
This episode of The Arts & Everything in Between is hosted by Lucy Costelloe who is joined by special guest, Daniel Cartlidge General Manager of Creative Youth. Creative Youth is the biggest youth arts festival in the UK. In this episode, we borrow from Daniel’s insights from working with the youth artists’ council and what the main concerns are for young talent within the sector currently navigating through the uncertainties as presented in the news headlines.