Intro to Digital Accessibility with Kim Flournoy

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Accessibility - maybe you’ve heard the term or seen the “a11y” shorthand. Maybe it’s come up in a meeting, or you’ve heard someone talk about it at a conference, or you know it’s something you should be doing better in your own projects but don’t know enough about. Maybe you know a little bit about accessibility but would love to learn more about the topic.

Accessibility is simply the degree to which a product, device, or service is available to as many people as possible. While this often comes up in the context of users with physical disabilities, it encompasses a much larger subset of your user base than you may have thought. In addition, making changes to your product or device for accessibility reasons can help all of your users no matter their category.

Join us for an awesome presentation where we'll dive into what accessibility is, why it matters, go through some examples of basic design and development accessibility issues!

This presentation is given in belated conjunction with Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), which is on May 16th, and focuses on improving digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people worldwide with disabilities and impairments.

All levels are welcome, including beginners! Some very basic HTML and CSS will be discussed in the second half, but no HTML or CSS experience is required.