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Building a More Inclusive Web – Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019

May 16 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Building a More Inclusive Web – Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019


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.”

This event is part of international conversations for Global Accessibility Awareness Day and includes:

  • 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
  • Introductions
  • 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.


May 16
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm