20th anniversary of the .NET launch & Bringing digital accessibility into Biz

Feb 8, 2022 · Toronto, Canada

1 billion persons in the world live with a disability, yet studies show that 70 percent of e-commerce, news and government websites have significant accessibility issues. Inaccessible code isn’t just inconsiderate; it’s also bad business. It can lead to companies losing potential clients, not being able to collect data, fill out surveys, and expensive lawsuits!
In this talk, audience members will learn how they can create accessibility content, as well as how to follow development best practices and ensure functionality for as many audiences as possible. In addition to that, we dive briefly into design practices, strategy implementation, and testing procedures that differentiate a good developer from a great one.
This talk is the information bundle that every developer needs, as customers are now demanding accessibility as a part of their brand image. The audience will grow out of this experience as more educated, considerate, and capable developers who understand how to approach new and existing projects with an eye for professional accessibility practices.

Using his experience in sales, software development, and technical consulting, Cam brings a unique (and refreshing) perspective on how teams can tackle digital accessibility within their organization. Many appreciate his hands-on knowledge of planning, executing, and delivering accessible solutions with practical, real-world examples. Yes, simple techniques do exist to help teams simplify accessibility backlogs, gain empathy, and integrate sustainable workflows.

Cam's down-to-earth style engages groups from the moment he meets them and leaves them with a cool confidence in their ability to handle the ambiguous world of digital accessibility. Audiences often appreciate that he can speak the same language as their technical teams or business leads.

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