Matthew Saunders (he/him)
Matthew knew from a young age that he was different. Though he didn't know why. It wasn't until he was an adult and really dug into his own daughter's special needs, that he was able to begin a journey of self discovery. We'll talk about his lived experience with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Dyslexia.
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Meryl Evans (she/her/deaf)
Do all deaf people know how to read lips? Know sign language? Can they drive? There are many misconceptions about deaf and hard of hearing people. Meryl will set the record straight on common misconceptions. Come to this A11yTalks session to get the facts about deaf and HoH people to enrich your accessibility and inclusion efforts.
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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.
Read more about Bridging the A11y Gap: Mental Health & the Next Generation →