CODE Workshop | VIRTUAL
Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Speaker: Lisa Snider, Access Changes Everything Inc.
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During COVID-19, we witnessed a monumental shift in the way business was performed. According to the Government of Canada, the pandemic resulted in a large shift in Canadian businesses expanding their plans to use digital web spaces to sell their goods and services. While this continues to happen at a large scale, it is important that adopted avenues of digital engagement like mobile apps and websites are accessible to people with disabilities. Making your web presence accessible benefits everyone and there is a strong business case for accessibility.
What you can expect to learn:
- What is digital accessibility and why it’s important
- Tools you can use to start making your website more accessible
- Basic considerations when designing, writing, and creating for both usability and accessibility.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:
Lisa Snider is the Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant and Trainer in her company, Access Changes Everything Inc. For over 23 years, Lisa’s passion in life has been to make the digital world more accessible for people with disabilities in different settings and contexts, as a web developer, librarian, archivist and as an accessibility consultant.Lisa shares this knowledge through training, workshops, courses, audits which can include paid auditors with disabilities, manual and automated digital material testing, procurement consulting, policy creation, etc. She has done this for a wide variety of North American organizations, governments and businesses, such as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Province of Nova Scotia, City of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.
Lisa was the Chair of the Province of Manitoba’s Accessibility for Manitobans Act, Information and Communications Standard Development Committee. She is a Member of the Federal Government’s Technical Committee on Accessibility Requirements for Information and Communication Technology Products and Services, and is a member of the Microsoft Inclusive Workplace Customer Advisory Council, collaborating with Microsoft to improve the accessibility of their products.
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you require accommodations for an upcoming event, you are able to make a request upon registration or by emailing [email protected].