Please RSVP only if you plan to attend! Space is limited!
Ensuring that your website is accessible to users of all abilities benefits everybody: content can be handled by any browser software, search engines gain greater visibility, availability is increased for low-bandwidth users, and people using mobile devices gain better and faster access. We'll cover the basics of how to evaluate and improve your website’s accessibility.
Brett Meyer of ThinkShout
Brett is a natural storyteller. He began his career as a dot-com software developer. He and his wife then spent two years in Mali with the Peace Corps, where he trained grassroots organizations in technology and media. Following this experience, Brett served as Communications Director at the Nonprofit Technology Network for six years, helping grow NTEN’s community from a few thousand to over 50,000 engaged participants. Having worked in the nonprofit sector for so long, he has a deep understanding of the communications and fundraising challenges that ThinkShout's clients face.
Event: Use the #pdxt4g hashtag, and/or mention @PDXTech4Good
Venue host: @planetargon
Sponsors: @NTENorg and @NetSquared
Networking and refreshments: 6pm-6:30pm
Additional Q&A and networking: 7:45pm-8pm
Mobility Access: This venue is wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Access: We will not have access to a PA.
Sight Access: Presentation will use a screen.
We want everyone to be able to participate in the PDXTech4Good community and events. Please don't hesitate to contact us and let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.
WHAT YOU'LL GET OUT OF PDXTECH4GOOD EVENTS
Nonprofit staffers will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for those not experienced with technology, and many chances to ask questions of tech-experienced nonprofits and experts.
Techies will find opportunities to hear the real-world stories of nonprofit clients, and put their own expertise to social good — as well as the potential for lasting relationships (be they paid or volunteer) with leading organizations in our community.
Activists and community organizers will see and be given the chance to present on successful uses of technology for social change. We'll explore how technology can help support activism and where activism can push it forward.