Even if we could somehow wave a magic wand and make every website out there comply fully with WCAG 2.1 A and double A, that’s not good enough at the end of the day, because there’s still a lot of people left out in the cold.
Ken Nakata, Principal at Converge Accessibility and former trial attorney for the Department of Justice, has worked in accessibility for over 30 years.
Andrea Mocellin, Founder and Inventor of Revolve Air, and speaker for AccessibilityPlus 2021.
We are in the 2020 (or 2021, or in the past) and still, there is the bulky wheelchair with the same wheels, with the same frame that people can't bring on board of plane. And I was like, 'That’s not the future I picture.'
It was a lot of effort, I have to say. But like when you feel this intention and motivation, I think is the best thing just is to follow it.
Andrea Mocellin, Founder and Inventor of Revolve Air, is an experienced Senior Mobility Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry.
Lori Samuels, Accessibility Director, NBC Universal, and speaker for AccessibilityPlus 2021.
We can't have people coming out to design and build the next generation of technology who've never heard about accessibility [...] That is unacceptable, we can't keep perpetuating this problem. We have to start solving it at the source.
Lori Samuels, Accessibility Director, NBC Universal, has spent her life advocating for persons with disabilities and continues to promote and establish best practices in accessibility.
You can hear more from Lori Samuels this October at AccessibilityPlus 2021.
Michael Curran, co-founder of NV Access, co-creator of NVDA, and panelist for AccessibilityPlus 2021.
I learned very quickly to fight for what I wanted. And I think that set me on this sort of road of understanding that if I put in the effort, and I have momentum in my own life, and a belief in what I do, then I can achieve what I want.
Michael Curran, a founder of NV Access and a creator of NVDA, has spent his life working to ensure no person who is blind has to pay to access the internet. NV Access boasts over 200,000 users around the globe, including China, Syria, and Afghanistan.
You can hear more from Michael Curran this October at AccessibilityPlus 2021.
Meryl Evans, digital marketing consultant, speaker, author, and presenter for AccessibilityPlus 2021.
Accessibility is not just digital, it’s also real life.
Meryl Evans, advocate and content marketer, has spent her entire career working to improve access to online technology and effective communication. Meryl Evans is a social media marketer, writer, editor, and public speaker. She is currently serving as Marketing and Captioning Specialist for Diamond.
You can hear more from Meryl Evans this October at AccessibilityPlus 2021.
Andrew Houghton, President of Disability Inclusion Solutions
When I left the hospital I promised them they'd never see me again
Andrew Houghton, founder and president of Disability Inclusion Solutions has used a wheelchair since a 1986 motorcycle accident resulted in paraplegia. Disability Inclusion Solutions is a leading global diversity supplier source for clients seeking inclusive products and services, Universal Design consultation and in partnership with Bender Consulting Services, Inc. launched the iDisability eLearning software solution.