Disability Justice for Technologists

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Every week on Wednesday until September 24, 2019

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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.

Schedule:
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.