Accessibility with Imagination


The Deaf communication specialist Eva Westerhof talks about inclusion by imagination: “We can fly through space. We can walk on the moon. But we cannot make or own world accessible? Accessibility does not affect a few people. It involves billions of people. It affects everyone. Sooner or later. Take accessibility in your mind with everything you do. Make sure that everyone can participate.With imagination.

“We can fly through space. We can walk on the moon. Let’s go on. We can make our world accessible too.”

Eva Westerhoff is a disability rights advocate, accessibility consultant and trainer for inclusive information, communication and technology who happens to be Deaf.

She currently works on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Netherlands and has a passion for digital inclusion.

She believes that by communicating with diversity and accessibility in mind it is possible to reach out to more people, including those with different abilities.

Her life motto: “I don’t have a disability; society imposes a disability upon me.”

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This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


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