Presented as a webinar as part of the Denver Arts IMAGINE 2020 series.
Roughly ten percent of people have a disability that directly impacts their use of digital technologies, and lawsuits against inaccessible websites are becoming more and more common. The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 require us to provide accessible technology and communication for people with disabilities, but the process of creating and maintaining accessible digital communications can be overwhelming. How can we move beyond seeing accessibility as an abstract legal requirement, and into championing inclusion for people with disabilities on the web? In this webinar, attendees will learn the basics of modern web accessibility, including motivations for creating an accessible website, how those of us with disabilities use the web, models of disability, and legal compliance. This event is a great fit for government and non-profit sector employees, and broadly applies to anyone doing digital work. No prior accessibility experience is required.