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9:00 am - 10:00 am

Forget accessibility! Think inclusive design

Nic will talk about the idea of disability vs impairment and look at some barriers related to disabilities and technology. He will also explore how thinking about inclusion rather than accessibility helps everyone. And more importantly, some things we can all do to reduce or eliminate those barriers. Disabled people use technology and the web to function and communicate. That's pretty straight forward. What happens when a site or an app isn't coded in a way that makes it accessible and usable by people with disabilities? We've created barriers, we've caused the person's impairment to become disabling, reducing their ability to communicate. Effectively, we're shutting people with disabilities down! Developers and designers are more aware than ever of the need to build accessibility for disabled people into their product. But thinking about ""making things work for people with disabilities"" risks creating an us vs them mentality. And that mentality will, in the end, cause more harm than good to the disability community.

Nic Steenhout

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Digital Access as Community Care

Accessibility is a basic human right, not only in the physical world but in digital spaces. Join Jess as we explore design-based and supportive online techniques. Including practices used in the disabled community as an act as care.

Jessica Oddi

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Impact of COVID on People with Disabilities

Learn about many of the problems that were faced by people with disabilities throughout the last 2 years of the pandemic. Learn how people with disabilities face a more devastating outcome from this situation. This talk will go into some of the ways that people with disabilities were overlooked or left out of society's responses to the situations.

Lucy Greco

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Working with High Contrast Mode

Accessibility is more than just making things work in a screen reader. This talk discusses Windows High Contrast Mode's capabilities and limitations, the upcoming Forced Color mode, and how to best design and develop for it.

Eric Bailey

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9:00 am - 10:00 am

Forget accessibility! Think inclusive design

Nic will talk about the idea of disability vs impairment and look at some barriers related to disabilities and technology. He will also explore how thinking about inclusion rather than accessibility helps everyone. And more importantly, some things we can all do to reduce or eliminate those barriers. Disabled people use technology and the web to function and communicate. That's pretty straight forward. What happens when a site or an app isn't coded in a way that makes it accessible and usable by people with disabilities? We've created barriers, we've caused the person's impairment to become disabling, reducing their ability to communicate. Effectively, we're shutting people with disabilities down! Developers and designers are more aware than ever of the need to build accessibility for disabled people into their product. But thinking about ""making things work for people with disabilities"" risks creating an us vs them mentality. And that mentality will, in the end, cause more harm than good to the disability community.

Nic Steenhout
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Digital Access as Community Care

Accessibility is a basic human right, not only in the physical world but in digital spaces. Join Jess as we explore design-based and supportive online techniques. Including practices used in the disabled community as an act as care.

Jessica Oddi
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Impact of COVID on People with Disabilities

Learn about many of the problems that were faced by people with disabilities throughout the last 2 years of the pandemic. Learn how people with disabilities face a more devastating outcome from this situation. This talk will go into some of the ways that people with disabilities were overlooked or left out of society's responses to the situations.

Lucy Greco
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Working with High Contrast Mode

Accessibility is more than just making things work in a screen reader. This talk discusses Windows High Contrast Mode's capabilities and limitations, the upcoming Forced Color mode, and how to best design and develop for it.

Eric Bailey
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Design for S.C.H.I.T.

Creating accessible and inclusive presentation experiences doesn’t have to be boring or difficult. But where do you start? What exactly is accessible and inclusive design? Who are we building our presentations for? Stephy will reintroduce you to your audience and give you tips on how to create an equally amazing presentation experience for each of them--whether that's through how we speak or what we put on our slide.

Stephy Hogan

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