Come join Toledo-area businesses, universities, and advocacy groups as they cast a vision for how web accessibility impacts and shapes our Toledo community. This half-day event will combine personal stories, hands-on demonstrations, and practical takeaways in order to spark discussion on how each of us can contribute to making Toledo “the most disability-friendly community in the United States.”
An overview of what’s happening in the Toledo community regarding accessibility
An introduction to what web accessibility is and how everyone is impacted by web accessibility
An explanation of what does / does not make a website accessible
Hands-on breakout sessions that deep-dive into certain aspects of web accessibility and provide practical demonstrations on how to test for web accessibility and make improvements
Community discussion on hurdles to web accessibility and vision-casting for the future
Practical take-aways for getting started with web accessibility
Agenda for the event is below:
Arrival & Networking
Why talk about accessibility?
Reframing what it means to have a disability
How to conduct an accessibility audit / WCAG 2.0 highlights
Web accessibility "lightning talks" (Full vision impairment, partial vision impairment/color blindness, motor impairment & hearing impairment)
Wrap-Up / Discussion
Hands-on stations (Try assistive technology on your website
Please note: public seating is extremely limited and attendees will not be permitted without a (free) ticket. Be sure to register by May 15 to ensure access to the event. For those attending, please refer to the following logistics notes:
Parking is available in the visitor lot near the main entrance (red arc). In the event that this lot is full, Owens Corning safety and security will coordinate overflow traffic.
Upon your arrival, you will be required to checkin at the registration table. If you have not pre-registered through eventbrite, you will be turned away.
Doors open at 12:30 with the event starting at 1:00pm. Plan on arriving before 1:00 pm to ensure time for parking, registration and seating.