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ON-SITE: ProductTank HH @ Global Accessibility Awareness Day

New Work Harbour, Hamburg, GermanyMap


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Join us for Global Accessibility Awareness Day! 

We are sure that most of us product folks are generally aware of the importance of accessibility in products as well as other aspects of life. But are we really aware? Have we ever spoken to people with disabilities about how they use our products - and have we acted upon it?
We've decided to make this event part of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day activities and raise our awareness by bringing you two exciting speakers.

The event will happen in person as well as streamed, including live-captioning. In order for us to plan please RSVP to this event if you plan to attend in person or RSVP HERE if you plan to attend online.

This event is kindly supported by New Work.

COVID rules for on-site participation

We ask you to only attend on-site if you are fully vaccinated and boosted. Furthermore, we ask you to test yourself on the day of the event (a rapid antigen self test is good enough – you do not need to show a certificate). Please make sure to only attend if you are in good health. If in doubt, it is better to join the event online.

Talk 1 – Sheri Byrne-Haber

Sheri is a world-leading expert in, and evangelist and advocate for making the world a more accessible place for people with disabilities, best known for launching digital accessibility programs at multiple Fortune 200 companies, including McDonald’s, Albertsons, and VMware. 

A prolific writer on disability and accessibility, Sheri has published over 120 articles on Medium, reaching over half-a-million readers. Her effort, talent, and impact was recently recognized by Medium, with them naming Sheri their 2020 UX Author of the Year.

Through her work, Sheri has positively impacted millions of the more than 1 billion people around the world living with disabilities.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheribyrnehaber/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ByrneHaber
Website: https://sheribyrnehaber.com/
Medium: https://sheribyrnehaber.medium.com/

Sheri will be joining us live from the US to talk about accessibility in general and the European Accessibility Act (EAA) in particular. The EAA will go into effect in 2025, so we should start looking at what it means for our products now. At least to save ourselves from the stressful surprises many of us have experienced with last-minute GDPR compliance.


Talk 2 – Interview with Christian Ohrens

Our second guest will be Christian Ohrens. Christian is a professional DJ, film maker, journalist, radio host, photographer, and tour guide here in Hamburg. That in itself is an impressive list of activities. It becomes even more impressive when you realize one detail: Christian is blind from birth.

As a blind person, what of all things inspired him to take up photography and video art?  How does he approach his productions? Which digital tools are a curse for him? Which are blessings? What can we learn for product development from his perspective? - We will get to the bottom of these questions in conversation with Christian and are very much looking forward to exciting insights.

Website: https://christian-ohrens.de/wordpress/
Website: http://dj-christian-ohrens.de/




18:00 CEST – Arrival on-site event

18:30 CEST – Welcoming words & start of the live stream

18:40 CEST – Talk 1 by Sheri Byrne-Haber

19:00 CEST – Interactive Q&A with Sheri Byrne-Haber

19:20 CEST – Interview with Christian Ohrens

19:50 CEST – Closing remarks & end of the live stream

20:00 CEST – Socializing & Networking (on-site only)

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