Digitial Accessibility with Lisa Snider
Session Description, February 18:
Making digital materials, such as websites and documents, accessible for Canadian businesses and customers with disabilities is more crucial today, due to COVID-19.
The webinar will provide business advisors with basic information to start the journey of lowering online barriers. It will focus on:
- Why Accessibility is Important
- Canadian Digital Accessibility Related Legislation
- The Range of Diverse Users and Different Technologies
- How Some People Are Accessing Your Digital Materials (with live demos of technologies)
Lisa Snider, Presenter:
Lisa Snider has over 21 years of experience working with digital accessibility in different settings and contexts. Lisa’s passion in life is working with website, document, audio, video, social media and app accessibility. She shares her knowledge to help others make these digital materials more accessible for everyone, including people with different disabilities.
Through her company, Access Changes Everything Inc., Lisa provides remediation, presentations, workshops, training, procurement consulting, policy development and auditing, which includes the use of automated tools, manual checking and auditors with different disabilities, for North American institutions and businesses, including: the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Governments of Nova Scotia and Manitoba, and the University of Manitoba.
Lisa was the Chair of the Province of Manitoba’s Accessibility for Manitobans Act, Information & Communications Standard Development Committee, was a Stakeholder in the W3C Accessibility Guidelines Working Group Silver Task Force (WCAG 2.1), is an invited member of the Microsoft Inclusive Workplace Customer Advisory Council, and is a member of ATHEN groups, collaborating with Microsoft to improve the accessibility of their products.