Yoga, UX, and content strategy: What accessibility can teach us about creating inclusive spaces

May 6
|
4:35 p.m.–5:10 p.m. CDT (UTC-5)
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The goal of yoga accessibility is to create physical practice spaces and experiences that are safe, diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all. But for some, such as those in larger or differently abled bodies, or those in marginalized communities, access to the foundational practices of yoga—breathwork, meditation, and asana—remains out of reach.

And so it is with digital spaces.

Content is foundational in bringing digital experiences to life. How might content strategists apply lessons learned from yoga accessibility to create safe digital spaces that are open to a diverse population, and that are equitable and inclusive for all?

In this session, we will cover:

  • Holding space: Refocus your listening to identify and become present with a diverse user base.
  • Inquiry: Ask three simple questions to help zero in on user needs, and to facilitate information wayfinding.
  • Sequencing: Use structure and flow to build engaging content experiences.
  • Variations: Learn how modifications and variations invite belonging and prevent “othering.”
  • Non-attachment: Release preconceived notions, prejudgement, and biases to move beyond diversity to normalization.

Who will benefit most: This talk will appeal to content strategists (and their work partners and allies) seeking creative ways to incorporate accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion in a unique and relatable way.

Natalie DunbarNatalie Dunbar

Senior Content Strategist, Agile Six

Yoga, UX, and content strategy: What accessibility can teach us about creating inclusive spaces

The goal of yoga accessibility is to create physical practice spaces and experiences that are safe, diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all. But for some, such as those in larger or differently abled bodies, or those in marginalized communities, access to the foundational practices of yoga—breathwork, meditation, and asana—remains out of reach.

And so it is with digital spaces.

Content is foundational in bringing digital experiences to life. How might content strategists apply lessons learned from yoga accessibility to create safe digital spaces that are open to a diverse population, and that are equitable and inclusive for all?

In this session, we will cover:

  • Holding space: Refocus your listening to identify and become present with a diverse user base.
  • Inquiry: Ask three simple questions to help zero in on user needs, and to facilitate information wayfinding.
  • Sequencing: Use structure and flow to build engaging content experiences.
  • Variations: Learn how modifications and variations invite belonging and prevent “othering.”
  • Non-attachment: Release preconceived notions, prejudgement, and biases to move beyond diversity to normalization.

Who will benefit most: This talk will appeal to content strategists (and their work partners and allies) seeking creative ways to incorporate accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion in a unique and relatable way.

Natalie DunbarNatalie Dunbar

Senior Content Strategist, Agile Six

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