Don’t leave your users in the dark! As web professionals, we all agree it’s essential to ensure that everyone, including people with disabilities, sees, hears and interacts easily with everything we develop. Learn how to make sure your site and applications universally accessible at AccessU.
What is AccessU?
AccessU is Knowbility’s annual training conference offering two days of concentrated classes, lead by national and international experts, in how to make electronic information technology accessible to everyone – including people with disabilities.
AccessU offers hands-on training courses geared toward giving you the skills you need to effectively integrate accessibility and usability into your designs. Course List at: http://www.knowbility.org/v/accessu-course-list/John-Slatin-AccessU/36/
At AccessU 2011, you will:
- Learn how people with different types of disabilities using assistive technologies interact with the Web
- See demonstrations of assistive technologies – screen readers, magnifiers and replacements for mouse and keyboard.
- Learn techniques for evaluating accessibility and usability
- Learn to implement accessibility and usability techniques into your own user-centered design process
- Gain access to a variety of accessibility and usability resources
Where, When and How?
AccessU will be held at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX, May 17 through May 19. Conference registration is now open. Registration also includes free seating at Tuesday night’s movie at Alamo Drafthouse.
If you believe that the web should empower ALL people, if you want to know how to meet state and federal accessibility mandates (Section 508), or if you’re a commercial web developer who wants to understand emerging best business practices for the web, AccessU is THE PLACE TO BE!