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.
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.
- 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.