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Via joins Creative Informatics' Innovation Showcase!

Updated: Jan 26

Powering Creative Connections Event featuring Via

As part of Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase Via founder Stephanie Wilson joined the line up for the, Powering Access Pecha Kucha session hosted by Yahya Barry, as part of the Powering Creative Connections event.

Presenting speakers sat in discussion
Powering Access event featuring; Jed Milroy, Antonia Lee-Bapty, Stephanie Wilson, Arron Greechan

Creative Informatics' Innovation Showcase Event information:

Data and digital technologies can empower the creative industries to open up access to audiences, participants and creative practitioners. This session welcomes some incredible Scotland-based organisations who are working with data and technology to shape new products, events and experiences that inspire and advocate for creative access and inclusion.

The Pecha kucha session featured other representatives including:

  • Ailie Finlay, Storyteller & Sensory Story Developer, Founder, My Kind of Book

  • Arron Greechan, Development Officer, Lung Ha Theatre Company

  • Antonia Lee-Bapty, Managing Director, Euan’s Guide

  • Jed Milroy, Assistant Director, Tinderbox

Steph's experience

Although initially very intimidating and nerve wracking the support and help from the Creative Edinburgh and Creative Informatics team was really valuable.

I was able to adapt my presentation and play a video so I didn't have to worry too much about how my overwhelm might affect my ability to speak on the day.

Being autistic and attending events like this can be really challenging but the adjustments and set up of the event was really well considered. They had clear signage, helpful staff and tv's displaying live captioning from the speakers.

Although seemingly small it really did make a difference. And served as a great reminder of how important good accessibility is, as if we can't attend the events discussing access how can we improve access!

(Nothing about us without us).


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