May 20th, 2021 marks the 10th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). According to the team at GAAD an estimated 1 billion people worldwide have disabilities. Common disabilities include hearing, cognitive, visual, and motor. The web is an essential resource in many aspects of life. It’s important that we provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with diverse abilities. Access to information and communications technologies (including websites and web apps) is defined as a basic human right in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
We’re proud to bring you a webinar with guest speaker Ivan Noé from Chapman University to provide an overview on web accessibility and the impact it has on the disability community. He’ll be joined by Ghost Inspector Founder & CEO, Justin Klemm. Justin will guide us through how to evaluate and address common accessibility issues on your website.
Web accessibility is the process of making websites and web apps accessible to everyone including people with vision, hearing, or other disabilities that may or may not require the use of assistive technology like screen readers or special keyboards. Furthermore, there is a strong business case for accessibility. Accessible design coupled with proper accessibility testing improves the overall user experience of your website and provides expanded access to a greater audience. In some situations, web accessibility may even be required by law.
We hope you join us in learning more about becoming a digital a11y!
More on our Speakers
PhD in Education, Disability Studies emphasis Student at Chapman University
Ivan Noé is a first year doctoral student in Education with an emphasis in Disability Studies at Chapman University. He serves as the University Registrar at Western University of Health Sciences. His research interests include the experience of LGBTQIA+ post secondary students with disabilities and inclusive education.
Founder & CEO of Ghost Inspector
Justin Klemm is the founder and CEO of Ghost Inspector. He’s a seasoned engineer with a passion for creating good user experiences and particular interest in automated testing.
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