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Access Now: Will You Be My Ally?
September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT$25 – $100
Access Now: Will you be my ally? Is a one-day conference for designers focused on integrating best practices and work-flows to design accessible digital products.
This conference is organized by members of the Upstate New York chapter of AIGA who passionately care about access and inclusion in design. It is our hope that this event will be the first of many to improve our community’s capacity and commitment to create accessible products from pdfs and e-publications, to websites and applications. The conference will focus on best practices, including designing with access and inclusion in mind from the start of the project and throughout the process. The morning will get the group up to speed on contemporary standards and practices as well as introduce legal and ethical considerations. While the afternoon will contextualize those practices through four case studies of real people doing real accessibility work throughout Upstate New York. The conference is designed with those new to or inexperienced with accessibility techniques in mind but will also offer plenty of tips, strategies and stories for those who are immersed in this world.