Accessibility Camp Chicago: What I’m Looking Forward To

Chicago Disability Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup LogoEver been to an Accessibility Camp? Me, neither. I’d never even heard of such a thing until I got an invite to attend Accessibility Camp Chicago this Saturday. One look at (okay, with the help of my speech synthesizer, one listen to) the descriptions of the presentations – everything from “The Dyslexic Code” to #SUX: Some User Experience to Straws and Straw Men (about the costly argument against accessibility — I was hooked.

And how could I say no? After all, professionals who understand all facets of the digital space will be there Saturday, including:

  • Web and Mobile Developers
  • Visual and Interaction Designers
  • User Experience Designers
  • Researchers
  • Quality Assurance Testers
  • Content Producers
  • Project Managers
  • Product Owners

Best of all, presenters are coming in from all over North America, and many of them have disabilities and use accessible technology in their daily lives, just like I do. If you’re interested in joining my Seeing Eye dog and me at camp this Saturday, September 8, 2018, there’s still time to register online. Look for me there — I’ll be the one with the headphones on frantically typing notes into my talking laptop computer or using dictation software with my iPhone to link to accessible web sites and tweet to others there about the benefits of accessibility!


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  1. Mamie Crockett Says:

    Several years ago, I was a street volunteer to collect funds for Easterseals. I discontinued for personal reasons, but one was that I saw no service sites in Mississippi. Alabama had the closest location.
    Am I wrong to think that we have no child or adults with disabilities that are eligible for your services?

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