Has digital made the arts more accessible?

This year, we all pivoted to an online model but did it help the disabled community? At our recent Visions 2020 conference, Hanna Cormick, Gayle Kennedy and Madeleine Little discussed how much digital has opened up and the need to do more in the future.

Digital access and access in general is not just a consideration, it’s actually an integral, immovable part of daily life,’ said performer, theatre maker, and access consultant Madeleine Little putting disability at the centre of the panel Post-pivot digital and access at ArtsHUb’s Visions 2020 conference.

Hosted by performance artist and disability activist Hanna Cormick, all three speakers including First Nations author/editor Gayle Kennedy and festival director Madeleine Little live with some form of disability and had lived experience of how the introduction of digital events had changed their arts practice.

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Andrea Simpson
About the Author
Andrea Simpson is a freelance contributor and former Feature Writer and the Reviews Editor for ArtsHub. Andrea is a Filipina-Australian writer, editor, and content creator with a love for diverse Australian stories. She is curious about all forms of art, though she has an especially keen interest in Australia's publishing sector. Her feature writing has appeared in Inside Small Business. Andrea is an Assoc. member of Editors Victoria (IPEd.). Her short stories have been published in Visible Ink Anthology 27: Petrichor (2015), and Frayed Anthology (2015). You can find Andrea’s poetry in What Emerges (2013) poetry selected by Ania Walwicz.