Tech Mash Up: "What is accessibility and why does it matter? "

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Name: Tech Mash Up: "What is accessibility and why does it matter? "
Date: June 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CDT
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Presented by Neovation Learning Solutions


What is accessibility and why does it matter?

Description
Do you know what accessibility is? How about inclusive design? Have you ever heard of WCAG, POUR or ARIA? In this introduction to accessibility, you'll learn about assistive devices & technologies, accessibility standards & tools, and some quick and easy next steps for making your sites and applications more accessible to all users.
 
A (mostly) non-technical primer on accessibility and inclusive design, meant to raise awareness and interest in the topic. As an issue that's been ignored and pushed to the side for too long, accessibility is getting more attention due to legislative changes, and the efforts of grassroots activists. This talk will explain why accessibility isn't just a social, moral or ethical issue, it's good business too.
 
Company Bio
Neovation is a young, quickly growing company. Founded in 2012, it has grown at an exponential rate in the last six years, and we're looking continue that growth for the next six years and beyond! Neovation focuses on educational technologies (ed-tech) as well as e-learning and providing an extraordinary training experience for our clients.
 
Presenter Bio

Ashleigh Lodge is the Team Lead of Application Development at Neovation, which encompasses the development, UI/UX and QA teams for multiple products. A graduate of the Computer/Analyst Programmer (CAP) program at Red River College (now called Business Information Technology/BIT), she has held various development and management roles in the tech industry for the past nine years.
 
Ashleigh is a vocal advocate for accessibility and inclusive design, working to make Neovation’s products more accessible to users of all abilities and kinds. In her free time she consumes a truly frightening amount of pop culture media, including movies, TV shows, comic books, and novels.
 
Twitter:                https://twitter.com/shimmoril
Website:              http://ashleighlodge.ca
Blog:                   https://dev.to/shimmoril

Location:
435 Ellice Ave., NRC Building
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
12:00pm - 1:15pm
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