Video, PodcastApril 15 2020

Community and Accessibility Online

Chancey Fleet, Taeyoon Choi

Network Power Hour

In this virtual conversation, Blind Accessibility Advocate Chancey Fleet and Artist Taeyoon Choi teach us about network building and activism opportunities. Now that we’re more online, how can we seize this moment to build more inclusive, accessible communication and modes of connection? What tools and best practices can we activate in the current moment, and continue to prioritize in our programming moving forward?

ASL interpretation provided by Interpretopia.


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About the Speakers

Chancey Fleet is a Brooklyn-based accessibility advocate, coordinates technology education programs at the New York Public Library’s Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. Chancey was recognized as a 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. She writes and presents to disability rights groups, policy-makers, and professionals about the intersections of disability and technology. During her fellowship, she plans to advance public understanding of and explore best practices for visual interpreter services as well as other technologies for accessibility whose implications resonate with the broader global conversations about digital equity, data ethics, and privacy. She proudly serves as the Vice President of the National Federation of the Blind of New York.

Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator, and activist based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings, and installations that form the basis for storytelling in public spaces. He co-founded the School for Poetic Computation where he continues to organize sessions and teach classes.

About Network Power Hours

Data & Society’s Network Power Hour series features intentional conversations across communities of practice, activating the collective wisdom of our network to interrogate the power and purpose of technology in our society.

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