I’m excited to announce our Detroit User Experience Group will host the first Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Detroit on May 15, 2014.
GAAD is a day for web professionals to learn about digital accessibility and how to make the web more accessible and usable by people with disabilities.
From my own work experience and from talking with others, I know many web professionals are interested in making their websites and applications more accessible, but don’t know where to start.
GAAD events aim to solve that by raising awareness of digital accessibility, providing workshops, presentations, talks, and hands-on activities.
For our event, we’ve invited local experts to talk about the:
- Basics of accessibility
- Importance of plain language
- Accessibility challenges with responsive web design
You’ll walk away with a better understanding of digital accessibility as well as some useful tips to improve the accessibility of your web projects.
Who Is This Event For?
The event is for user experience professionals, designers, developers, programmers, content strategists, digital marketers, project managers, and social media experts; any web professional interested in learning about and improving digital accessibility.
- Mike Elledge, Usability Specialist, Creative Design and Usability (CDU), Ford Motor Company
- Josie Scott, UX Design Research Lead at GE Capital
- Dylan Barrell, Vice President of Product Development at Deque
We’ll have networking from 6:00pm to 6:30pm; presentations begin at 6:30pm.
Hope to see you there!