St. Edward's University Hosts Knowbility's AccessU Conference May 12-14, 2020
Premier Conference Teaching Digital Inclusion Opens Registration
By: Knowbility, Inc
AUSTIN, Texas - Dec. 23, 2019 - PRLog -- Knowbility will produce John Slatin AccessU, a unique digital accessibility training conference, at St. Edward's University on May 12th through May 14th, 2020. Featuring some of the most prominent practitioners of digital accessibility and inclusion from around the world, AccessU offers multi-track training to ensure that people with disabilities are fully included in the digital landscape of employment, education, social interaction, and civic engagement.
Knowbility is proud to bring AccessU to the St. Edward's University campus for the sixteenth year in a row. AccessU teaches designers, developers, programmers, and other web professionals how and why to ensure that people with disabilities can use their digital products.
AccessU is unique among accessibility conferences in offering real hands-on skills training in several tracks to meet the needs of learners who work in different roles. Optional deep dive all day workshops are offered on Monday May 11th in each topic area. Tracks include: Business, Dev/Coding, Testing, UX/Design, Document/Content, K12 Education, Gaming/VR/AR. Attendees are invited to attend special events each evening such as receptions for the keynote speakers and after hours entertainment like ASL interpreted karaoke and accessible game nights.
Ticket prices range from $335 to $845. Early Bird registration is open now through February 28, 2020.
IBM Software Engineer Charu Pandhi said what you can expect is "inspirational, hands-on digital accessibility training by the world's leading experts. Whether you're a designer, developer, project manager, or administrator do not miss this awesome opportunity to learn practical skills that you can use right away. Take advantage of the valuable networking opportunities, technology demos, and fun."
The John Slatin AccessU conference is named after the late Dr. John Slatin of the University of Texas, a pioneering leader in web accessibility. This three-day web accessibility training institute teaches accessibility, usability, and inclusive design skills in an interactive and communal environment where anyone in any role will learn valuable, useful skills to integrate accessibility and inclusive design into their company development practices.
Knowbility, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to create a more inclusive digital world for people of all abilities. The organization developed from a community collaboration – the Accessibility Internet Rally – to raise awareness of the need for access to technology for people with disabilities. AIR Austin proved to be an effective model for engaging the information technology sector and the social services community in disability issues and in 1999 Knowbility incorporated to develop additional programs and services. Today, Knowbility's team of experts is internationally recognized for its role in creating the worldwide standard for web accessibility implementation and training.
About Saint Edward's University
Saint Edward's University was founded in 1885 and is a nationally ranked, Holy Cross university located in Austin, Texas. They educate the hearts and minds of undergraduate and graduate students, so they are prepared to make a difference.
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