IAAP September Webinar:
Building Accessibility to Address Cognitive Impairments


IAAP’s upcoming webinar on Wednesday, September 16 will provide you with more information on the work of the Cognitive and Learning Accessibility Task Force to date, how they are looking to align the work with ongoing W3C efforts and the business opportunities that will arise from addressing this broader set of users. Read on to learn more about our upcoming September webinar and secure your registration
 

Building Accessibility to Address Cognitive Impairments


DateWednesday, September 16, 2015 
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern (UTC – 4 hours)
Speakers
Lisa Seeman, Facilitator for WCAG's Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force, WAI/W3C and Co-Founder of Athena ICT; Rich Schwerdtfeger, CTO, Accessibility, IBM Software
Target AudienceAccessibility Professionals, Policymakers 
Fees:  Member*: $59; Non-Member: $119
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Overview: Cognitive and learning disabilities are among the least understood by the accessibility professional community but may in fact represent the greatest opportunities for businesses when you consider the growing aging market worldwide. The Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force’s aim is to improve web accessibility for people with cognitive and learning disabilities. Its work includes:
  • Creating a roadmap exploring how to make web content more accessible and usable by different people and groups of people with cognitive and learning disabilities;
  • The review and development of techniques and identifying how they can be improved;
  • The development of engineering approaches and authoring strategies; and  
  • Identifying W3C efforts needed to fill gaps from content, browser support and authoring practices, as well as education and outreach. 
The goal is to help authors make their content usable by as many people as possible, such as people with learning disabilities, memory impairments (as with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s) and language disabilities. 

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Read more about the Building Accessibility to Address Cognitive Impairments webinar.

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Webinar Format

The webinars will be hosted in the Adobe Connect webinar platform, which is accessible with a variety of browsers. Captioning will be provided. For additional details about Adobe Connect accessibility, go to this Adobe Connect Accessibility Features page.
 

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