Joey GarciaTips for Creating Accessible, Inclusive Content & Reducing Bias in Your Writing

Before you hit send, post, or publish, are you certain that the content you’re about to share will be accessible, equitable, and inclusive? In the first half of this session, Donna Talarico will cover the basics of web accessibility—what it is and why it matters (geared toward non-techies!). During the session’s second half, Joey Garcia will help you identify and prepare to overcome implicit bias, understand when you need to hire a sensitivity reader, and how to take proactive steps that create positive change. You’ll leave this session feeling more mindful about the written and multimedia content you create or share online, whether with other writers or a broader audience of readers. 





Joey Garcia is an editor and author platform coach. She helps writers get known while they’re writing their book, so when it’s published, there’s an audience waiting to read it. Joey’s clients have been interviewed by, or have bylines in, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian magazine, Ms. magazine, CNN, and The Tamron Hall Show, among others. Joey is the indie author of When Your Heart Breaks and It’s Opening to Love and has been a featured Relationship Expert in HuffPost, USA TodayDeutsche Welle, KVIE public television, Global Woman TV Sweden, Australia’s Ticker Newsand Slate’s Dear Prudence podcast. In 2017, Joey established the first-ever literary fellowship in Belize, her birthplace. She also partners with literary agents to co-lead retreats in Belize for writers from all over the world.