Past Meetup

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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Accenture

500 W Madison St, 22nd Floor · Chicago, IL

How to find us

The event will be held at Accenture's 'Digital Hub'. Access to the third floor check in security desk is available via escalators through the main doors off Madison. Elevators are available off to the west of the escalators.

Location image of event venue

Details

Here’s the schedule:

• 6:00pm - Doors Open

• 6:15pm - Housekeeping announcements

• 6:30pm - Formal panel/demo begins

• 7:30pm - Formal panel/demo ends, networking

• 8:00pm - Event ends

Live stream: https://goo.gl/lbsd62

Live captions: https://goo.gl/02u5Ax

For this event, we're highlighting the impact that design and development have on individuals with disabilities. In a hybrid panel, demonstration format, individuals with varying disabilities will demonstrate the challenges they face when interacting with web sites and mobile apps, as well as highlight some of the successes encountered. The hope is, attendees will gain accessibility-related insight and empathy that can be taken back to their digital projects.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is an annual event whos purpose is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. For it's sixth year, GAAD is being selected around the world. Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day: http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/

Note the change of venue: The host is Accenture, the event will be held at their 'Digital Hub' at 500 W Madison St, Floor 22. This is the Citigroup building. Entrance is on Madison St., just off of Canal St. Access to the third floor check in security desk is available via escalators through the main doors off Madison. Elevators are available off to the west of the escalators.