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Session 1: Introduction to Accessibility and Implementing an Accessible Site
In the first session, AFB will provide context around the concept of "accessibility," what it means for people with disabilities, and how organizations can be inclusive with their digital platforms. We will briefly touch on legal requirements before setting the stage for how to start determining if your website or app is accessible. We will introduce our accessibility toolkit and provide an activity to practice to prepare for the next session. This session will take place from 2:00 - 3:30 PM.

Presenter Bios:

Darren Burton is an Accessibility Specialist who has over 25 years of experience working to improve the accessibility of modern technology. After serving as the Director of AFB Tech. Darren served a 4-year stint at Yahoo, where he focused on mobile app accessibility and teaching Yahoo designers and developers about how to build products that are accessible to everyone.

William Reuschel is the Director of Client Services and Technical Development for the American Foundation for the Blind. He manages operations delivering accessibility client services and engages with companies to develop sustainable and effective accessibility programs with AFB Consulting,

Sep 20, 2021 01:40 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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