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Calling all Bay Area developers, designers, accessibility, usability and any other high-tech professionals who have an interest in digital (web, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities. Whether you: work on digital accessibility and are eager to share your knowledge, want to learn how to make what you are creating accessible to and inclusive of users with different disabilities, and/or are keen to network with like-minded professionals, this group is for you. Meetups will rotate between Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

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Double Feature: Inclusive Design in Entrepreneurship and Accessible Displays

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Before we break for the summer, we've got two diverse talks which we invite you to join us for.

Talk title: Inclusive Design in Accessibility Entrepreneurship - The
Answer to the Scaling Problem? with Varun Chandak
Varun is the founder of ATS Labs, Canada's first accelerator for
accessibility, mental health, and aging tech startups. He will talk
about how ATS Labs is bringing together disability innovators from all
over the world to support new accessibility entrepreneurs. Varun will
also explore how ATS Labs is using inclusive design to address the question of scaling in accessibility startups.
Link: ATS Labs

Talk title: Accessible Displays with Sam Ogami
If you are reading / listening to this right now, you are likely using
a Smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop, or some other hardware device
that has a display. In our daily lives, hardware with displays are used all
around us, whether it's streaming your favorite shows, playing video
games, or even signing up for this Meetup. It is important that everyone can use them. However, for people with limited vision, blindness, or color
blindness, hardware displays can be a challenge. In this presentation, Sam Ogami will share information about the new inclusive features in HP monitors that provide greater accessibility.

Sam Ogami has worked for HP for over 10 years where he currently leads HP-wide Office of Aging & Accessibility programs to enable business units and supporting functions to implement accessibility laws, regulations, and standards. He will describe how HP has integrated features such as a screen reader, physical controls, and high contrast on-screen display settings.

EVENT AGENDA (all times are in Pacific Time):

6:00 pm to 6:15 pm — Event begins, welcome new members, job
announcements, candidate pitches.

6:15 pm to 6:45 pm — Talk 1 with Varun Chandak

6:50 pm to 7:20 pm — Talk 2 with Sam Ogami

7:20 pm — [Optional] Socializing & networking in zoom breakout rooms,
for anyone who'd enjoy hanging out online after the talk to chat with
old friends & new meetup members.


• How to participate via zoom:
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• How socializing in break out rooms will work:
We’ll use the zoom breakout rooms feature to give folks an opportunity
to network and chat with others in smaller conversations with
randomized participants.
If you do not feel comfortable making conversation with other people
during this meetup, we'll pause briefly after the main talks so you
can log off. Those
who want to chat just stay on the zoom!

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