Business

Bridging the A11y Gap: Mental Health & the Next Generation

Albert Kim (he/him)

Two of the biggest gaps in digital accessibility include lack of accessibility guidelines around mental health and how to bridge the knowledge divide between advocacy and professional. Albert Kim, the founder of Accessibility NextGen and a W3C invited expert on mental health, will be discussing his digital accessibility journey and the role Accessibility NextGen is playing to help people in the early stages of their accessibility journeys learn and grow together.

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The Fatal Flaw of Overlays

SHELL LITTLE

Overlays are technologies implemented on websites with the aim of increasing accessibility. Even if these overlays could do as they claim, they would still have a fundamental flaw. You can never out code bad design. During this talk let's discuss how overlays will never be the answer and the importance of accessible, inclusive, and usable designs.

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Accessible Marketing Practices

Donna Bungard

Adopting an accessible marketing strategy can save time and money but what does that look like? In this session, we’ll talk through practical ways to incorporate accessibility into the marketing practices you’re already doing.

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Why Dyslexic Narratives Matter in Tech

Jeannette Washington

There has never been a better time to consider how your skills can be harnessed within the tech industry. The tech jobs of tomorrow require your narrative. After all, technology will only be as good as the people that it does the least for. Join in this month while we discuss Jeannette Washington’s new book, Technical Difficulties: Why Dyslexic Narratives Matter In Tech.

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Accessibility in the Modern Digital Agency

Sara Tabor

Digital agencies are often the source for companies (large and small) to create integrated and marketable products and platforms. In Sara's time at Code and Theory, she has seen an accessibility awakening with not internally but also with clients. Accessibility deliverables are a clear value-add proposition to our clients, including creative technology and technical strategy integrations. Sara will be discussing how she has built an actionable awareness over multiple teams about accessible deliverables - from answering RFPs through QA and final launch. Sara will also be discussing the range of needs her clients are requesting when they’re building their digital products. Finally, Sara will be discussing current needs within the agency regarding scaling skillsets, capacity planning, and follow-the-sun development/test strategy.

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