Join us for a panel discussion in honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on Building Accessibility into Websites featuring Nick Corbett, Tanner Gers, Steve Jones, and Amber Hinds. In this event, the panelists will share their insights and experiences in web accessibility work and discuss how to build accessibility into website design and development.
The panelists will explore the different layers of accessibility and the challenges that users with disabilities may face on the web. Each panelist will share an example of something unexpected they learned about accessibility during their journey.
This event takes place via Zoom and is live captioned. You must register to attend via Zoom.
Nicholas Corbett has been with the Carroll Center since 2017, when he joined its Rehabilitation team as a Technology Skills Instructor and Project Specialist. In 2021, he transitioned into the role of Accessibility Training and Research Coordinator. Nicholas is an advanced user and instructor of accessibility software across Microsoft, Google, and Apple products, and he enables others to communicate with language that can be understood by users and developers of digital resources; thereby promoting employment and opportunities in the digital accessibility space for people with visual impairments.
Tanner Gers is an Olympic athlete, author, and entrepreneur. Tanner is the Managing Director at AccessAbility Officer, a program to help people who are blind and visually impaired land high-paying jobs in the IT industry.
Steve Jones is Owner and Chief Technology Officer at Equalize Digital. Steve has developed highly custom WordPress websites for clients in the enterprise business, higher ed, and government sectors while also being an integral part of developing Equalize Digital’s accessibility auditing software, Accessibility Checker.
Amber Hinds is the Founder & CEO at Equalize Digital, a website accessibility consulting/accessible website development firm. She is working to build a more equitable web for people of all abilities. Amber is also the organizer of the WordPress Accessibility Meetup and WordPress Accessibility Day conference.
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This event will be held virtually over Zoom and live captioned.
All are welcome to attend. If you need specific accommodations to make this event work for you, please contact us, and we will try our best to accommodate you.