Accessibility Top 10 – Easy ways to incorporate accessibility into your digital design and development process

A session at Stir Trek: Darkness Edition

Friday 17th May, 2013

1:00pm to 2:00pm (EST)

Creating digital properties that are accessible to individuals with disabilities and users of assistive technologies (AT) can seem like an overwhelming task. This 60 minute presentation will demystify the process and provide simple ways that designer and developers can greatly enhance the accessibility and usability of digital properties. Participants will see a demonstration of screenreader AT and experience firsthand the difference between an accessible and inaccessible website. The presentation will conclude with a review of the “Accessibility Top 10”, easy steps to incorporate accessibility into the digital design and development process.

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Tema Smith-Bosken

Mommy, Singer/Songwriter, IT/AT Geek, 508/WCAG Project Manager/Accessibility Guru and All Around Great Gal! bio from Twitter

Tema Smith-Bosken is a seasoned and passionate digital accessibility specialist and trainer with more than 15 years industry experience. She has consulted and offered remediation advice on more than 112 Federal Government web properties including Section508.gov and GSA.gov as well as many prominent commercial web properties including GE Capitol and GE Money portal. Most recently, she gathered requirements for, developed and wrote accessibility policy for a local Fortune 100 company. Tema is currently "Electronic Communications Accessibility SME" for JP Morgan Chase.

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Time 1:00pm2:00pm EST

Date Fri 17th May 2013


Theater 6 - Web Track, Marcus Crosswoods Theater

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