Past Meetup

Accessibility for Everyone - An Evening with Laura Kalbag

This Meetup is past

80 people went

RedShelf, Inc

500 N Dearborn St. Suite 1200 · Chicago, IL

How to find us

Enter 1200 on the call box to enter the building. Take the elevator to the 12th floor.

Location image of event venue

Details

Schedule:

• 6:00pm: Doors open. Networking

• 6:15pm: Housekeeping announcements

• 6:30pm: Formal presentation begins

• 7:30pm: Formal presentation ends; networking, socializing

• 8:00pm: Done.

This event will be live streamed and captioned:

• Live stream: https://goo.gl/CDYxwL (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbTXBuIZgtc)

• Live captions: https://goo.gl/aeg52n (http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CDA)

Laura gets really tired of the myth that accessible websites are ugly websites. First of all, accessibility starts with our content, and Laura will explore ways to make content more inclusive. Then, let’s look at inclusive aesthetics, and how layout, typography and color can be used to improve a site’s accessibility while also making for an attractive page. We’ll prove them wrong!

About our presenter

Laura Kalbag is a designer from the UK. She’s one third of Ind.ie (http://ind.ie/), a tiny two-person-and-one-husky social enterprise working for social justice in the digital age. At Ind.ie, Laura follows the Ethical Design Manifesto, and works on a web privacy tool called Better. Recently Laura wrote a book for A Book Apart called Accessibility For Everyone (https://abookapart.com/products/accessibility-for-everyone).

Laura will be presenting remotely for this meetup event.

About our Venue Sponsor

RedShelf (https://www.redshelf.com/) is a competitive digital content delivery platform in the higher-ed textbook arena that has disrupted the ancient industry of college textbook distribution by creating strategic partnerships backed by an exceptional digital content platform. RedShelf’s mission is to create new efficiencies for digital content discovery, distribution, and consumption in the learning community.

In addition to providing the meetup space for this meetup, Redshelf will also provide food and beverages.