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Building websites for all: Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design

IxDA Miami
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Nov 15 6:30PM - 9:00PM

In the past two years, a flood of lawsuits has drastically affected how we will approach web accessibility. What used to be nice-to-have has become a fundamental requirement for most websites and apps. And yet few in our field know how to build and design for accessibility.

This talk by Claudio Luis Vera will cover the struggle for web accessibility from its beginnings to the latest landmark court cases happening in our backyard. Youll get a real-world understanding of where most organizations and site builders go wrong, and how it can be fixed.

Its not easy forfully-abled designers and developers to feel empathy for the disabled in their products user base. Well address that empathy gap by taking a close look at assistive technologies and disabilities themselves. For someone looking to bring accessibility into their own practice, this session will share resources and training opportunities as well.

About Claudio Luis Vera

Claudio goes by a number of labels in his work: creative director, full-stack web designer, information architect, and consultant, among others. His work has been widely recognized with numerous design, technology, and marketing awards. He has designed and built hundreds of user experiences since the early 90's, supporting accessibility and universal design all along the way.

Claudio has along history of working as a consultant for major brands and higher education clients like MIT, Harvard, the University of Maryland, and UC Boulder. He has worked with the MIT Media Lab for 2 1/2 years as the lead information architect and designer for the overhaul of the lab's web presence.

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Parking for visitors is available near the building pay kiosk is at the end of the row of visitor parking spaces.

How to find us:Lecture Room: 110

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