Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Basic Online Organizing
Starts: Saturday, Aug. 15 4:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Saturday, Aug. 15 4:50 PM (Eastern)
Are your tools marginalizing people without you even knowing it? Join us in this session for an introduction to the world of accessibility—the practice of ensuring technology is usable by all people, including those with disabilities. We’ll cover the ways different types of disabilities can make it hard for people to work with common tools, techniques designers and developers can use to remove those impediments, and what to look for when selecting software and services to ensure your message can reach the widest possible audience. We’ll also teach you how to audit your existing tools for common accessibility problems, so you can start putting what you learn to work right away. Let’s build a world that works for everyone!
Jason Lefkowitz is the founder of Rogue Repairman Productions, a consultancy that makes technology suck less. Prior to founding RRP, he was the national online director for advocacy organizations Change to Win and Oceana. He has been building unique Web sites and applications since 1995.