The Philly Accessibility Meetup exists to connect and elevate the local accessibility community. This group is for people passionate about technology, inclusive design and disability rights. We meet to network and connect, discuss ideas, best practices and share experiences.
We are seeking sponsors to provide accessible venues, food and beverage. We also need help with services such as CART (live captioning) and ASL interpretation. Please contact us at email@example.com if you or your organization are interested.
When you think of accessibility, do you immediately consider standards and requirements? Many technologists do. At this meetup, UX researcher and disability justice scholar Embry Wood Owen will present a different perspective: an exciting, radical history of activism. She will share stories from modern disability history and what we can learn from them to apply in our work in tech. You will leave with a firmer foundation for your accessibility work.
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Doors & Registration
6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. - Food & Networking
7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. - Presentation
About our speaker:
Embry Wood Owen is a researcher, writer and advocate who advances access for disabled people in public space. She writes at www.embrywoodowen.com and advises technologists, urban planners and others across Philadelphia. Her vision for access is grounded in her lived experience with disability and her five years of experience working in technology. She currently works as a UX researcher at P’unk Avenue.
Huge thanks to Indy Hall for letting us use their space.
The kind people of Think Company will be sponsoring CART and food for the event.