Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Live Demos and Education

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Industrious Minneapolis North Loop

· Minneapolis

How to find us

THE T3 BUILDING/323 WASHINGTON AVE NO: From Washington Avenue, take driveway between Dock Street Flats and Dejavu Night club. We are in Industrious/2nd floor. PARKING: On Washington Ave. / next to the T3/lot behind the building (pre-pay metered.)

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Sponsored by the Accessibility Team at WeCo, digital professionals who also live with disabilities! Join this fourth annual free, city-wide event to help educate and inform about digital accessibility.

Live Device Demonstrations:
Accessibility is about more than just screen readers.
It impacts users with low vision, mobility, hearing and cognitive disabilities too.

One of the most powerful things you'll find at our GAAD 2019 celebration is the variety of demos and info from WeCo Testers and Specialists who live with disabilities.

Watch Chad navigate documents by voice commands with Dragon Natrally Speaking.

Find out how IPhone Voiceover and screen magnification works for Dane, who lives with low vision.

Type your name in Braille on Maureen's Braille laptop

Listen to Sue Ann's screen reader read your web page.

Speak with Lynn about the frustrations of navigating non-intuitive websites with cognitive disabilities.

Featured Learning Event
Discussion Panel: "Accessing Success: Organizations Who Are Making Accessibility Happen."
Learn from organizations, of varying sizes and focuses, who have integrated accessiblity into their planning and development processes. Ask them how they did it, and learn from their journey.

5:00p - 5:30p: Networking & hors d'oeuvres

5:30p - 6:00p: Discussion Panel with Theresa of US Bank, as well as Amy & Stephanie from Hennepin County Library - "Accessing Success: Organizations Who Are Making Accessibility Happen."

6:15p - 7:30p: Live Device Demonstrations - Dragon Naturally Speaking, Voiceover & Screen Magnification, Braille Laptop, Screen Reader, & non-intuative websites.

Are you interested in showcasing your accessibility work on our panel? Contact WeCo Communication Specialist, Toni Grundstrom, at: [masked]

Unable to attend in person?
We will be streaming this event via Zoom!

If you would like to attend virtually, please use the following meeting information:

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Join us as a sponsor!
Help us put on an awesome GAAD 2019 event and join us as a sponsor! Many levels of participation, and "in kind" donations are accepted. To learn more, contact WeCo Public Relations at: [masked]