Accessibility 101 with Girl Develop It (GDI) Chicago

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Join this A11YChi x Girl Develop It (GDI) Chicago partnership event on Tuesday, October 2nd for a free preview of GDI's Web Accessibility class (Saturday, Oct. 6th).

Learn a few basics and whether this class (https://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Chicago-IL/events/253741407/) is right for you.

Margie Chubin, a software engineer at Sprout Social, will cover different types of disabilities, what WCAG means, and how designing and developing with accessibility in mind can improve your web and software projects for everyone.

This is a must-have skill for anyone who works on the web, including developers, designers, testers, and product owners.

Food and beverages will be provided by RedShelf:
- Pizza (gluten free and vegetarian options included)
- Soda, beer and wine

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About the speaker

Margie Chubin is a computer science graduate from UIUC, where she studied accessibility, and is now an active advocate to her coworkers and peers. She believes everyone should be able to use technology, including individuals with disabilities. When not coding or discussing accessibility best practices, you can find Margie cooking or eating food.

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About Girl Develop It

GDI's mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but their classes and events are open to all genders and identities.

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Schedule

- 5:30 p.m.: Doors open
- 6:15 p.m.: Housekeeping announcements
- 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Presentation and Q&A
- 7:30 p.m.: Socializing begins
- 8:00 p.m. Socializing / Event ends

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This event will be live-streamed and captioned (6:30-7:30 p.m.) —
Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sVrPf9fvn0
Live captions: http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CDA

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About the Venue Sponsor

This event will be hosted by RedShelf (https://about.redshelf.com/), a leading supplier of digital learning materials providing technology to the learning community to accelerate the transition to digital.

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An Accessible Experience

If you need accommodation for this event, please contact us ASAP, so we can ensure we can accommodate you.