Global Accessibility Awareness Day
WeCo

May 16, 2019 

Sponsored by the Accessibility Team at WeCo, digital professionals who also live with disabilities! Join this fourth annual free, city-wide event to help educate and inform about digital accessibility.

Live Device Demonstrations

Accessibility is about more than just screen readers. It impacts users with low vision, mobility, hearing and cognitive disabilities too.

One of the most powerful things you’ll find at our GAAD 2019 celebration is the variety of demos and info from WeCo Testers and Specialists who live with disabilities.

  • Watch Chad navigate documents by voice commands with Dragon Naturally Speaking.
  • Find out how iPhone Voiceover and screen magnification works for Dane, who lives with low vision.
  • Type your name in Braille on Maureen’s Braille laptop.
  • Listen to Sue Ann’s screen reader read your web page.
  • Speak with Lynn about the frustrations of navigating non-intuitive websites with cognitive disabilities.

Featured Learning Event

Discussion Panel: “Accessing Success: Organizations Who Are Making Accessibility Happen.”
Learn from organizations, of varying sizes and focuses, who have integrated accessibility into their planning and development processes. Ask them how they did it, and learn from their journey.

Streaming

We will be streaming this event via Zoom, and the video will include captioning! If you would like to attend virtually, please use the following meeting information through Zoom:

Link: https://zoom.us/j/495261745
One tap mobile – +16468769923,,631634790#
Meeting ID: 495-261-745

Watch this space for updates on WHO will be featured in this year’s panel showcase and the COMPLETE SCHEDULE of events!

Are you interested in showcasing your accessibility work on our panel? Contact WeCo Communication Specialist, Toni Grundstrom, at: toni@theweco.com.

Join us as a sponsor!

Help us put on an awesome GAAD 2019 event and join us as a sponsor! Many levels of participation, and “in kind” donations are accepted. To learn more, contact WeCo Public Relations at: pr@theweco.com.

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