Keynote speaker: Robyn HuntPosted: May 14, 2010
Our opening keynote address this year will be delivered by Robyn Hunt.
Robyn’s presentation “Accessible Information and Human Rights: From Principle to Practice” will address implications and implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Thinking globally and acting locally, Robyn’s presentation asks: how do we move from the principled nature of the CRPD to the practical day to day implementation of its provisions? You can read an abstract for the presentation on our blog.
Robyn Hunt is a founder and director of AccEase, a communications company specialising in accessible information and communications.
She is acknowledged as one of New Zealand’s leading experts in the field of disability, and has been honoured for her work in the disability community. Robyn co-chaired the group that developed the New Zealand Disability Strategy, and contributed to the negotiations for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the UN in her role as human rights commissioner with responsibility for disability.
As an award-winning journalist and communicator she was a founder of New Zealand’s first disability television series, and has worked in a variety of media.
Robyn is a long time member of the New Zealand government web standards working group, representing disabled people. She writes a popular blog about information accessibility and other disability related subjects.