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An Intro to Digital Accessibility
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Our speaker this month is Erica Braverman. Erica is a UX researcher with a passion for digital accessibility. She started her professional life as a teacher, and when a friend suggested she try UX on for size her response was "What's that?" She is still figuring this out, both as a UX program manager at Knowbility and in various other creative projects.
In this presentation, we will explore the landscape of digital accessibility. What is the current snapshot of accessible design and development, especially after the changes brought about by COVID-19? What can content creators and web professionals do to build accessibility into their own spaces? How might accessibility fit into the EFF and EFF-Austin's work and objectives?
HOW TO ATTEND:
Capital Factory is located at 701 Brazos Street, on the 1st floor of the Omni Hotel. We are in the Devvie meeting room. To locate Devvie, locate Capital Factory's main event room off the Omni lobby, Voltron, Suite 150. Once inside, there should be someone at the desk to direct you to our meetup, but, if no one is there, proceed to the left past the kitchen and down the hallway, Devvie is right around the corner. You may also message us on this event or message us at @EFFaustin on Twitter if you are having trouble finding us.
Talk will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/austintechlive and will later be archived at https://www.youtube.com/user/effaustin. Questions for the speaker from virtual attendees may be submitted via the livestream chat or our twitter account, @EFFaustin.
Parking for the Omni Garage can be validated at the Capital Factory front desk inside room Voltron, Suite 150, reducing the cost from $18 to $7. Attendees must park after 5pm and leave before 10pm to receive the discount, otherwise they will be charged full price, which is $3 for every 20 minutes. Affordable street park is also available nearby. Details: https://capitalfactory.com/parking/
Join us for the discussion from 7:00PM-9:00PM, followed by drinks and camaraderie from 9:00PM-10:00PM in the Omni Hotel lobby.
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EFF-Austin advocates establishment and protection of digital rights and defense of the wealth of digital information, innovation, and technology. We promote the right of all citizens to communicate and share information without unreasonable constraint. We also advocate the fundamental right to explore, tinker, create, and innovate along the frontier of emerging technologies.
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Oral History of EFF-Austin
Joel Greenberg recorded an oral history with EFF-Austin early board members John Quarterman, Ed Cavazos, and Jon Lebkowsky. Link