It’s more important than ever to approach digital design with web accessibility in mind. Creating an inclusive experience is not only critical from a legal standpoint, it’s a basic human right.
The event, “The human, design and legal implications of web accessibility” covers some of the common questions about web accessibility.
While access to websites for everyone has always been critical, we’ve noticed that more than ever before, nonprofits and businesses have questions about what accessibility means and are more committed now to having a web presence that can be accessed and enjoyed by all.
“The human, design and legal implications of web accessibility,” will feature three unique perspectives, ranging from a full-time assistive technology instructor, accessibility experts from Accessible360, and two attorneys with experience handling web accessibility litigation and how it pertains to employment law and nonprofits.
Panel discussion, networking, snacks & beverages
Michele Landis, Co-Founder of Accessible360 will give an insiders perspective on the number of lawsuits, settlements and demand letters being sent to companies across a variety of business verticals. The Law may not yet have changed, but this is one of the biggest business topics in 2017 and one developers and others should not ignore.
Accessible360 provides accessibility audits, remediation, training and QA services.
Jessie Wang is an Assistive Technology instructor who works with visually impaired individuals to learn how to use screen readers or magnification speech programs. She not only teaches other people how to use assistive technology, she personally also uses a screen reader every day.
Mary Rice is a shareholder at Fafinski Mark & Johnson, PA, and is certified by the MSBA as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist. She is also an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy, and regularly advises clients on issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) in employment and other areas. Read Mary's Full Bio.
Heather Kaiser is an associate at Fafinski Mark & Johnson, PA, and regularly advises clients on employment issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Minnesota Human Rights Act (“MHRA”). Read Heather's Full Bio.