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WorkBench: Can Your Website Improve Mental Health?

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Mindfulness is not just for meditation now—it’s digital. May 18th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

Learn how to integrate Buddhist mindfulness principles and accessible design in technological development can allow a user with a mental health disability to use awareness of the present moment as an accommodation.

Sharon Rosenblatt is an accessibility professional working to improve the overall experience by a user with disabilities. With her tendency to be ‘hands on’, Sharon feels that accessibility is a right, and not a ‘nice to have’. She has been a part of the Accessibility Partners team for the past seven years, and specializes in document remediation and compliance testing. Her efforts have enabled developers and
manufacturers to see the tremendous potential that accessibility has not just for users with disabilities, but of all abilities.

Sharon enjoys trying new types of assistive technologies, and pushes for greater integration of said AT
with the newest products on the market today. With her enthusiasm highlighted in several publications,
she enjoys participating in the constant dialogue between accessibility and innovation.

The WorkBench Series is designed around the "lunch and learn" format, exposing Grove members and local thinkers to what people are doing and how they are doing it. The purpose is to idea share and provide a platform for collaboration, resource sharing and industry knowledge.