Inclusive Digital Products: Why Web Accessibility Matters

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Tech Impact

Does your website create an inclusive or exclusive environment for users? Does your digital strategy incorporate web accessibility standards? Are you not sure? Let's have a conversation and find out!

Kara Gaulrapp, Front-End Developer at Message Agency, will lead this session details how to start, develop, manage, and get buy-in for creating inclusive digital products. She'll cover the following topics:

  •  An introduction to web accessibility
  • Inclusive design and UX principles
  • Business and social cases for compliance
  • Strategies and tools for incorporating web accessibility in every project phase
  • Interim repairs and communication tactics
  • Comparing how major CMSs stack up in terms of accessibility out of the box

Presented by:

Kara Gaulrapp, Message Agency

Part creative strategist, part business-minded designer, Kara uses her decade of experience as a front-end specialist to create intuitive, human-centered experiences online. With a personal mission to create an inclusive web, she is committed to web accessibility, WCAG 2.1 standards, and digital literacy. She has delivered numerous sessions to help nonprofits and developers understand and adopt accessible practices.  Previously, she worked in the education technology space, focusing on building tools for adult literacy, English language learning, and for students with cognitive disabilities.

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