Digital Accessibility, A Panel

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EPAM

30 South 15th Street 9th Floor · Philadelphia, pa

How to find us

Enter the lobby of the Graham Building and you will be greeted with someone to let you up to the 9th floor.

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Details

Creating accessible digital products (websites, apps, intranets, etc.) that are inclusive and open to everyone is the responsibility of all of us. In the words of Marcy Sutton, “We have the power to improve lives through technology — we should use our passion for the craft to build a more accessible web.”

Come celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Content Strategy Philly and our panel of veteran professionals who share a passion for creating an accessible web and have experience in doing just that.

Some Topics We’ll Cover Include:

• How do we practice inclusivity and ensure the digital products we work on are accessible?
• What can we do to prepare ourselves and our organizations to create accessible digital products?
• How can we get started in accessibility - WCAG, the Plain Language Act, Aria, A11Y, and more.
• What does one do as a product manager, content strategist, or other role on accessibility projects?

If you have questions for the panel, leave them in the comments!

For more details on Global Accessibility Awareness Day their website is: https://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/

Panelist Bios:

Mikey Ilagan is a Product Manager on the Comcast Accessibility Team. He's spent the past decade building digital experiences using a lifetime of passion for technology. Today, he uses a diverse background to work with product teams to ensure Xfinity's offerings are usable and well-designed for customers using assistive technology.

Jeanne Adamson is the practice lead of content strategy for the Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation at the City of Philadelphia. She brings more than 20 years’ experience to this role, where she is currently leading the content migration strategy of 100+ departments to the new Phila.gov website. Prior to joining the City, Jeanne worked at Electronic Ink as a UX consultant and the practice lead of content strategy. In addition to advising clients within the healthcare, financial, and pharmaceutical industries, in this role, she directed content teams in
the creation, maintenance, and migration of effective web and application content. Her extensive experience in web writing best practices, editorial processes, and user-centered design principles makes her a strong proponent of plain language.

Amanda Antorino is a project management professional at EPAM Systems, a global product development and platform engineering services company. A proverbial wearer of many hats, she focuses also on leading EPAM’s Social Responsibility program for North America and consulting project teams on Accessibility best practices. In her spare time, she is a devoted bookworm and mixed media artist.

Timeline:

• 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Networking
• 7:00pm - 8:00pm: Roundtable/Q&A
• 8:00pm - 8:30pm: Networking & Wrap-Up

Sponsors:

Thank you to our sponsor Think Company and venue host, EPAM Systems, for allowing us to provide pizza and refreshments at this event.

Venue Accessibility:

The meetup venue is a single floor and an accessible space, reached via an elevator from the ground floor. There are accessible bathrooms on the floor of the venue. There will be microphones for the panelists and moderator.

If there is an additional accessibility consideration, question or desire please feel welcomed to reach out to us either here, via email [masked] or drop us a note on how to best connect with you. Thanks!