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The Chicago Digital Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup is designed to bring like-minded web and mobile app developers and engineers, user experience, design and other digital professionals together in a setting of sharing, learning, and networking.

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Nurturing a Neurodiverse Workplace

Sprout Social HQ

Join us for a talk about growing a neurodiverse work team! Amy Johnson will share her experiences in using her self-awareness as a tool in her work and approaching design from a different direction. She'll cover topics including: -The benefits of hiring those with atypical brains. -How to best collaborate with individuals who have ADD, ADHD, Autism, and more. -How to make your work environment healthier and more flexible for all, both neurotypical and atypical. This meetup is perfect for everyone, but in particular, designers. ----- Schedule - 5:30 p.m.: Doors open - 6:15 p.m.: Housekeeping announcements - 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Presentation - 7:30 p.m.: Socializing begins - 8:00 p.m. Socializing / Event ends ----- This event will be live-streamed and captioned -- Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQMMDNLYTgk Live captions: http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CDA ----- About the Speaker Amy creates native mobile components for Arity's Pattern Library team. Working in several different design environments prior to Arity, she has a unique perspective on what it means to design and work with others while being on the Autism spectrum. She creates work that is direct and purposeful. She is a neurodiversity advocate and promotes accessibility in her designs. The philosophies she holds in her work directly relate to her priorities in life. Prior to Arity, Amy was a Mobile Visual Designer for Allstate Insurance, a Product Designer and Android expert for Next Radio (Emmis Communications) and a Visual Experience Designer at Motorola Mobility working on Motorola.com and MotoMaker. ----- About Our Venue Sponsor This event will be hosted by Sprout Social (https://sproutsocial.com/), located on the corner of Adams and Dearborn. Sprout Social offers deep social media listening and analytics, social management, customer care, and advocacy solutions for leading brands and agencies. ----- An Accessible Experience If you need accommodation for this event, please contact us ASAP, so we can ensure we can accommodate you. Note: The building does not have automatic doors, but security can provide assistance into the building.

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