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Accommodating Neurodivergent Learners

Star Peterson, M.Ed. (They/Them)

Star Peterson, M.Ed. (they/them) is a multiply neurodivergent instructional designer, eLearning developer, and diversity trainer. Star discusses how to design learning content that is accessible to autistic learners as well as learners with ADHD, learning disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other neurodivergences.

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The Accessibility Mindset: Moving Beyond Remediating, Fixing, and Reacting

Jesse Loseberg (he/him)

This session will investigate the hidden questions in the websites and applications we build: Who is this for? Who is able to use it? Who is unable to use it? Why is this the case? What previous experiences, assumptions, and understandings do we incorporate into the things we create? By exploring the process by which my organization rebuilt its website, I’ll provide examples and methods for going beyond simply meeting WCAG guidelines—instead, reaching for a new way of thinking about technology, our place in its development, and our work overall. We’ll also present concrete ways that everyone involved in the creation of a website or application—from project managers to designers to developers to content creators—can bring accessibility practices into their day-to-day efforts.

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Creating Accessible and Inclusive Presentations

AmyJune Hineline (she/her)

What does it mean to have accessible and inclusive presentations? In this session, we'll go over what we can do as presenters to ensure inclusivity for all our attendees regardless of how they consume the content, beyond the basics of captions and color contrast. We'll briefly cover accessibility definitions, standards, and guidelines and then share practical tips and examples to help make presentation slide decks and the presentations more accessible.

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Aria Winning, Son? How to Achieve Accessibility Wins on Your Next Project

K-Leigh Marbury (she/her) & Irene Dobbs (she/her)

Overwhelmed by the task of making your project accessible? Come learn how two developers have seen firsthand how tangible and accessible accessibility can be.

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The Human Side of Neurodivergence - A Technologist's Journey

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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