All for Web, and Web for All: Designing and Testing for Accessibility

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BAST is back! Join us in the new year to hear Michael Larsen give a talk titled "All for Web, and Web for All: Designing and Testing for Accessibility".

The synopsis for the talk is included below.

Food and Drink will be provided and a lively conversation will occur after the talk. We are getting back into the once a month groove so look for more meetups in the near future. Hope we see you all there!

Please provide your real name when you RSVP as we will need your name to put you on the list that will get you inside the building.

We will have a runner in the bottom floor helping you get into the room.

All for Web, and Web for All: Designing and Testing for Accessibility
- Michael Larsen

As the web, mobile, and other devices we have yet to fully comprehend proliferate around us, we want to do our best to cater to the customers that best represent the users of our products. However, there is a population that is frequently left with little to work with, and that is those who have to deal with physical disabilities. Issues with sight, sound, motor movements, comprehension and other disabilities puts many sites and apps out of reach for those who would most like to use them.

Making products that are accessible is more than just implementing a few tags so a screen reader can spell out the terms, it involves designing a product from the top down to be navigated easily and seamlessly. In this talk, I will present some challenges those with disabilities face, ways that we can design products to better work for those with various physical disabilities, and that testing for accessibility can be a fun, interesting and important part of your organizations product offerings.