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Tuesday, March 11 • 11:00am - 1:30pm
Turning a Blind Eye to Good Usability

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Does your jQuery crash accessible browsers? Are you required by law to be accessible?
“Accessibility” online can have many definitions and contexts. For most of us web designers and developers, we fall into the trap of thinking adding alt text to images is enough to make our websites "accessible."
Join Ed Schipul, CEO of Tendenci, and blind motivational speaker Rachel Magario, Assistive Technology Specialist at PACER Center's Simon Technology Center, as they discuss what accessibility online really looks like to both web designers and visually impaired end users.
This session will cover best practices, testing, and pitfalls to avoid in implementing accessible web design. You will walk away with actionable tips you can use in your web design and development projects.
Prerequisites:
- This workshop will discuss how HTML, jQuery, Images, and modern development affect accessibility online. Having a basic understanding of these elements would be beneficial for the workshop.
What to Bring:
- This workshop will give you actionable tips to apply to your development for accessibility. Please bring some method of taking notes.

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Speakers
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Rachel Magario

Assistive Technology SpecialistPACER Center's Simon Technology CenterRachel Magario is an Assistive Technology Specialist at Pacer Simon Technology Center. As the first totally blind interaction designer, Rachel is know as leader and visionary who has triumphed over adversity consistently... Read More →
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Ed Schipul

CEOTendenciEd Schipul is CEO of Tendenci, formerly Schipul, a 16 year old bootstrapped company started in Houston Texas. Our team created the Open Source software platform Tendenci, an all in one CMS built specifically for NonProfits, Membership Associations and Arts Organizations... Read More →


Tuesday March 11, 2014 11:00am - 1:30pm
AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 105 1900 University Ave

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