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Los Angeles Usability Professionals’ Association and LA PHP Meetup are delighted to announce a joint event, LA’s first Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD is a community-driven international effort initiated by LA’s own Joe Devon to increase awareness of digital (web, software, mobile app/device, touch screen kiosk, etc.) accessibility for people with disabilities.
Do you know how well the interfaces you design or build work for users with disabilities? Users browsing the web with accessibility devices are often frustrated by the barriers that we as designers & developers unknowingly put in their way. Our guest speakers will be Todd Kloots, Sr. Accessibility Engineer at Yahoo! in San Francisco and Victor Tsaran, Yahoo! Sr. Inclusive Design Manager. Todd creates and teaches classes on accessibility for designers, engineers and product managers. Victor, who is visually impaired, will share a very personal perspective on the obstacles even the most skilled disabled users face trying to navigate the web today. Join us for this compelling exploration of what we can all do to make the digital world more inclusive and accessible.
Date: Wednesday, May 9
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Yahoo! Center, 2400 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA
Invite your friends and colleagues, but be sure to RSVP here: www.meetup.com/LA-UPA.
As usual, refreshments will be served. Many, many thanks to our generous sponsors at Yahoo! who are providing our meeting space, refreshments and travel costs for our speakers.
You can see Victor demonstrating an accessibility reader here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=izrC4R7SsH4
Like our FaceBook page: www.facebook.com/globalaccessibilityawarenessday
Follow us on Twitter: @gbla11yday
LA UPA President; Director, North America