Digita11y Accessible founder and CEO Juan Olarte will be presenting at the University of Guelph’s OpenEd 2021 Annual Accessibility Conference taking place between May 25-27th, 2021.  

The annual accessibility conference enters its 12th year and will be celebrating its first-ever virtual event. This year’s theme and capstone session will be on Accessibility, Inclusion, and the Future of Work and Learning.  

Many of the sessions will be hosted live via the videoconferencing platform, Zoom, which will also facilitate connecting with accessibility community members and colleagues. The OpenEd annual conference welcomes both newcomers to the accessibility space and experts alike. The conference team is committed to creating a space for participants to exchange ideas and to further cultivate the accessibility community. 

The conference offers a panel presentation, forums, simultaneous sessions and interactive workshops on many different accessibility topics such as web and document accessibility, AODA-related issues, disability research, adaptive technology and many more.  

Our founder and CEO, Juan Olarte, will be among accessibility experts presenting at this year’s conference. Juan will be giving a talk on integrating Accessibility Frameworks (AF) within a project’s development lifecycle. He will be discussing how accessibility can be introduced into activities such as project requirement gathering, user experience, UI design, usability, development and testing, while simultaneously taking business goals and objectives into account.  

By the end of the session participants will be able to demonstrate how an accessibility framework can help different organizations integrate accessibility into information technology projects and will be able to create a framework outline for product owners, designers, developers and testers to use for their accessibility needs. The session will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2021 at 2pm EST. Click here for full details on Juan’s presentation.  

Click here for a comprehensive list of all the sessions offered at the University of Guelph’s OpenEd 2021 Annual Accessibility Conference.