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Milwaukee, WI /

Intro to Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design

Rokkincat 229 East Wisconsin Avenue Suite #1200, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (map)

Anyone should be able to use your website; whether they are blind, deaf, or just have a broken arm. Inclusive design accounts for all of these; it’s a method of thinking that works to provide a more meaningful experience for your entire audience, no matter whom or where they are.

We’ll walk through a brief introduction to accessibility, why accessibility matters, and the code changes required to be accessibility compliant.

Participants will also get a chance to interact with leading accessibility tools and gain first-hand experience of what it is like to use a screen reader, magnifier, and other assistive devices that have a significant impact on how users interact with websites.

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Ashley Dzick is a seasoned UX professional and adjunct professor. She’s passionate about crafting inclusive experiences that draw on her background knowledge of cognitive psychology and design. Ashley aims to develop UX skills in everyone, not just those with the official title.

Outside of work, she likes to explore the vibrant Milwaukee bar and restaurant scene and has recently gotten into rollerblading (to burn off all the calories from the bar and restaurant scene). Follow her on twitter at @ashleydzick

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Thank you to Rokkin Cat (http://www.rokkincat.com/) for hosting us!

Thank you to Northwestern Mutual (https://jobs.northwesternmutual.com/go/Technology-Jobs/1097100/) for providing food.

Thank you to MacGregor Partners (http://www.macgregorpartners.com/) for their support.

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