What we're about

Accessibility Twin Cities is designed to connect and support individuals who work in – or are even simply interested in – the field of digital accessibility and accessibility testing for organizations, businesses and government. Our goal is to give accessibility aficionados a chance to meet, share resources, and learn together. Content may be supplied through presentations given by members or guest speakers.

Meeting Content

Meetings will cover a range of topics that are pertinent to digital accessibility and testing.
This may include:

· Accessibility standards and laws

· Usability standards

· Testing techniques

· Client interaction/management

· Working in team testing environments

· Career development

Our Members

Anyone is free to join this MeetUp, but the group will reach out primarily to individuals who work with or are interested in digital accessibility as it pertains to users who live with disabilities.

Member Dues

There is an annual fee associated to membership of Accessibility Twin Cities Meetup. The fees help to offset costs of things such as event coordination, website management, closed captioning, virtual tools, facility use and refreshments.

Annual Membership Option

• Individual: $50.00 per year

• *Small Business: $250 per year (50 employees or less)

• *Large Business/Corporate: $500 per year (more than 50 employees)

Individual perks:

• Complementary meeting attendance

• Priority registration for all MeetUps and events

Business membership perks:

• All employees/contractors currently working for a business member receive above listed perks

• Logo on Meetup page

• Logo on presentation slides and meeting handouts

*If your company is interested in becoming a Business Membership Sponsor, please reach out to the ATC Meetup administrator at kelli@theweco.com

Per Meeting Option

$20 per meeting for onsite participants only, when onsite participation is available**.

Because the “per meeting” options cannot be managed through the MeetUp online system, please note these limitations to this option:

Perks are not available with the per meeting membership as the individual will not receive advance notice of the MeetUps through the MeetUp system in order to be given priority registration (or first notice of events) Online payment for MeetUps isn’t available for “per meeting” events, so member will be required to pay cash at the door. (There are several ATMs within walking distance of the T3 building

Each membership will come with a 60-day trial. Once the 60 days are up the annual dues needs to be paid or you will be removed from the group.

Save the Dates

ATC meets Monday evenings, six times a year in 2020:

· January 27th | Making Social Media Accessible

· March 30th | The Art of the Alt Tag

· June 8th | De-mystifying and Taming the Complexities of WCAG 2.1

· July 27th | The Process of Accessibility: Part Two

· September 28th | The Right Tool for the Job: Using Accessibility Software

· November 30th | Accessibility Live: How AT Really Interacts with Your Website

Location

**In response to the COVID pandemic, onsite participation is not available until further notice.

All ATC Meetups will be live streamed through Zoom. Please note that if it is your first time using Zoom, you may need to download it in order to join the Meeting.

Time

5:30 CST - 6:30 CST | Program & Discussion

Do you have suggestions for topics, or are you interested in presenting to the ATC MeetUP membership? Contact MeetUp Organizer, Kelli Ryan at: kelli@theweco.com

Upcoming events (4)

De-mystifying and Taming the Complexities of WCAG 2.1

Industrious Minneapolis North Loop

Testing 200 websites in one year at Optum Technology was a major challenge. A lot of lessons and techniques for using and testing WCAG 2.1 were learned. Whether you’re new or experienced in accessibility there is likely something that can be applied to any site. Hosted by Bill Tyler of Optum This event is offered virtually through Zoom only. Onsite participation is not available. To join us via Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/631634790 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile[masked],,[masked]# US (New York)[masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) Dial by your location[masked] US (New York)[masked] US (San Jose)[masked] US (San Jose) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aNVgwZ8YN Interested in presenting your company’s accessibility process journey to the ATC MeetUP membership? Contact MeetUp Organizer, Kelli Ryan at: [masked] *Reminder: ATC Meetups will begin charging member dues as of January 1st, 2020. Please see "About Us" for more details

The Process of Accessibility: Part Two

Industrious Minneapolis North Loop

Back by popular demand from our November 2019 program! ATC MeetUp will continue the discussion around how our member organizations, and companies in the Twin Cities, are integrating accessibility into what they do every day. Bring your team and be prepared to ask questions from individuals who are on the ground making accessibility happen every day. Guest Speakers: Matthew Luken, UX Designer-Director and Accessibility and Platforms Vice President at US Bank Matthew’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewluken/ This event is offered virtually through Zoom only. Onsite participation is not available. To join us in Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/631634790 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile[masked],,[masked]# US (New York)[masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) Dial by your location[masked] US (New York)[masked] US (San Jose)[masked] US (San Jose) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aNVgwZ8YN Interested in presenting your company’s accessibility process journey to the ATC MeetUP membership? Contact MeetUp Organizer, Kelli Ryan at: [masked]

The Right Tool for the Job: Using Accessibility Software

Industrious Minneapolis North Loop

Details to come

Accessibility Live: How AT Really Interacts with Your Website

Industrious Minneapolis North Loop

Details to come

Past events (25)

GAAD 2020 - ACCESSIBILITY IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

Online event

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