The topic of accessibility has never been more important, with more and more people being able to use digital devices.
🌍 🔴 13|37 Knowledge Gathering with Karl Groves
On the 15th of September, between 8:00 and 10:00, we will host a Knowledge Gathering together with Karl Groves & Martin Mazur.
We would like to invite you to the fourth 13|37 Knowledge Gathering this year. Our special guest will be Karl Groves, and our CTO, @Martin Mazur, will accompany him.
Karl Groves is an awarded developer and Accessibility & Usability consultant from the Washington DC area. He is the founder of Tenon LLC that develops an accessibility-testing platform.
Karl has worked with over 90 of the largest private companies, educational institutions, and federal agencies in the United States and he has trained several hundred developers, QA, design, and product staff at many of these clients. He has also spoken at conferences on accessibility in 15 countries over the last 5 years.
Why is this important?
I think we can all agree with the blanket statement that accessibility is something important. But the question is why.
We all work, or use, the Web in various ways in our jobs. What we usually take for granted is the fact that access to information and communications technology (including the Web), is a basic human right according to the UN CRPD (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities).
The essential point to stress here is that this access should be accessible. It should be to have social inclusion for people with diverse disabilities and to provide them equal access and opportunity.
A strong case for business as well
For business, the benefits of more accessible design make for an improved user experience in a variety of situations, regardless of devices. As such, accessibility can aid in extending market reach, improve the perception of brands and encourage innovation.
Please join us and take part in the conversation.